36 terms

Everyday Words Lesson 28 (terms / meanings)

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apoplexy
a sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain
cartographer
a person who makes maps
gender
the cultural, social, & psychological meanings that are associated with masculinity or femininity
lucent
giving off light; translucent or clear
paradigm
a standard or typical example
inquisitive
showing curiosity
bactericide
any drug that destroys bacteria or inhibits their growth
ferrimagnetic
noting or pertaining to a substance, as a ferrite, in which the magnetic moments of some neighboring atoms point in opposite directions, with a net magnetization still resulting because of differences in magnitudes of the opposite moments.
paleolith
a stone tool from the Paleolithic age
mitogenic
any substance or agent that stimulates mitotic cell division.
planetologist
the branch of astronomy that deals with the physical features of the planets.
anatomy
the study of internal structures of the human body and the physical relationships among body parts.
mitosis
cell division in which the nucleus divides into nuclei containing the same number of chromosomes
ferrotype
a positive photograph made directly on an iron plate varnished with a thin sensitized film.
xenolith
a foreign object in an igneous rock or lava flow; and xeno = foreign, strange
bacteriology
the branch of medical science that studies bacteria in relation to disease
paragon
an ideal instance
geneticist
a biologist who specializes in genetics
cartographer
a person who makes maps
tracheotomy
a surgical operation that creates an opening into the trachea with a tube inserted to provide a passage for air
elucidate
make free from confusion or ambiguity
planetoid
any of numerous small celestial bodies composed of rock and metal that move around the sun (mainly between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter)
acquisition
something gotten or something controlled
apocalypse
prophecy of the end of the world; the end of evil in the world
paradox
(logic) a self-contradiction
dichotomy
division into two opposite parts; split; branching into two parts (especially contradictory ones)
antigen
a substance that, when introduced into the body, causes formation of antibodies against it
lithograph
a print made by printing from stone.
mitogen
any substance or agent that stimulates mitotic cell division.
cartel
an organization of producers who agree to act as a single seller in order to maximize joint profits
megaliths
huge stones used for burial or religious purposes
perquisites
something considered to be an exclusive right
genus
a group of closely related species.
parameters
the things you can set to certain values to control the outcome
apogee
the farthest or highest point; culmination
luminescence
emission of visible light without heat.