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13 terms

Science Glossary 2

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composting
the process of mixing decaying leaves, manure and other nutritive matter and fertilize soil
construction technology
the ways that humans build structures on sites
consumer
1)Those organisms that obtain energy by feeding on other organisms and their remains.
2)A person buying goods or services for personal needs or to use in the production of other goods for resale
decomposer
an organism, often microscopic in size, that obtains nutrients by consuming dead organic matter, thereby making nutrients accessible to other organisms;examples include fungi, scavengers, rodents and other animals
delineate
to trace the outline; to draw; to sketch; to depict or picture
desalinization
to remove salts and other chemicals from sea or saline water
dichotomous
divided or dividing into two parts or classifications
ecosystem
a community of living organisms and their interrelated physical and chemical environment
electronic communication
system for the transmission of information using electronic technology (e.g., digital cameras, cellular telephones, Internet, television, fiber optics).
embryology
the branch of biology dealing with the development of living things from fertilized egg to its developed state
endangered species
a species that is in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range
engineering
the application of scientific, physical, mechanical and mathematical principles to design processes, products and structures that improve the quality of life
environment
the total of the surrounding (air, water, soil, vegetation, people, wildlife) influencing each living being's existence, including physical, biological and all other factors; the surroundings of a plant or animals including other plants or animals, climate and location.