Vital Scientific Terms (Z)
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Any of a family of hydrous aluminum silicate minerals, whose molecules enclose cations of sodium, potassium, calcium, strontium, or barium.
The condition in which the apparent effect of gravity is zero, as in the case of a body in free fall or in orbit.
A bluish-white metallic chemical element that is used in alloys such as brass and German silver and as a protective corrosion-resistant coating for other metals, especially steel and iron.
An odorless water-insoluble white powder that is used as an astringent in cosmetics, an antiseptic in ointments, and a pigment in paints and inks.
A grayish-white metallic chemical element used as a coating for the fuel rods in nuclear reactors because of its very high resistance to corrosion and its low absorption of neutrons.
Collection of distinct organisms that together form a compound organism.
A band of the celestial sphere extending about 8° to either side of the ecliptic that represents the path of the principal planets, the moon, and the Sun.
Abnormal fear of animals.
The scientific study of the areas where different animals live and the causes and effects of such distribution.
Deals with describing animals and their habitats.
The branch of biology that involves the scientific study of animals and all aspects of animal life.
An ovum that has been fertilized by a spermatozoon.
The action of enzymes in the process of fermentation.