37 terms

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mitosis
cell division
ferrotype
photograph made on an iron plate
xenolith
rock found within another kind of rock
bacteriology
the study of bacteria
paragon
a model to hold up beside
geneticist
someone who studies heredity
cartography
the art or science of making maps
tracheotomy
surgery cutting into the trachea
elucidate
give an enlightening explanation
planetoid
small object resembling a planet
acquisition
something gotten or controlled
apocalypse
prophecy fo the end of evil in the world
paradox
a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth.
dichotomy
division into two parts
antigen
any substance (as a toxin or enzyme) that stimulates the production of antibodies
lithograph
a print produced by lithography
mitogen
an agent that triggers mitosis
apogee
a final climactic stage, highest or farthest point (in an orbit)
cartel
a formal organization of producers that agree to coordinate prices and production.
megalith(s)
a stone of great size, especially in ancient construction work
perquisite(s)
an incidental benefit awarded for certain types of employment (especially if it is regarded as a right)
genus
a classification grouping that contains similar, closely related organisms
parameter(s)
a determining or characteristic element; a factor that shapes the total outcome; a limit, boundary
luminescence
Light emitted by means other than burning, such as chemical or biochemical action or radiation
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 properties that distinguish organisms on the basis of their reproductive roles
lucent
softly bright or radiant
paradigm
a standard or typical example
inquisitive
showing curiosity, inquiring or appearing to inquire
bactericide
any drug that destroys bacteria or inhibits their growth, any chemical agent that destroys bacteria
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
someone who studies the branch of astronomy that deals with the physical features of the planets.(?)
anatomy
the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals, alternative names for the body of a human being
anthology
a collection of selected literary passages