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dilate
to make larger; expand
modify
to change
wilt
To become limp, to droop down
barren
lacking vegetation, bare or empty
synthesize
Combining or bring together two or more elements to produce something more complex.
stimulate
To make more active
initiate
To begin or start
concentration
A measure of the amount of something in a given area
homeostasis
maintaining a balanced or constant internal state
primarily
Most importantly; mainly
alteration
A change or modification
variable
A factor that can change in an experiment.
catalyst
Chemicals that speed up reactions
inhibit
To get in the way of; hinder
mortality
A measure of deaths in a given population
vesicle
A membrane bound sac that contains materials within the cytoplasm of a eukaryotic cell
equilibrium
A dynamic condition in which two opposing changes occur at equal rates in a closed system
elicit
To bring forth, draw out, evoke
induce
Cause to happen
sterile
barren; free from living organisms and especially microorganisms.
optimal
The most favorable condition in regard to an environmental factor.
deplete
To use up, exhaust
finite
having limits; lasting for a limited time
sustain
To keep in existence; maintain; prolong
domestic
animals bred by humans
indicate
to show or point out
yield
amount produced; crop; income on investment
engage
participate or confront
solute
A substance that is dissolved in a solution.
solvent
A liquid substance capable of dissolving other substances
metabolism
All of the chemical reactions that occur within an organism
cease
come to an end or bring to an end
inhabit
live, occupy, riside, dwell, stay
lethal
deadly; fatal
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