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Rainforests

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lianas
woody vines common in tropical rain forests
buttress
a support or prop
species
a group of organisms so similar to one another that they can breed and produce fertile offspring
canopy
dense covering formed by the leafy tops of tall rain forest trees
epiphytes
plants such as mosses, lichens, and orchids, that grow on other plants but do not take nutrients from them
orangutan
large long-armed ape of Borneo and Sumatra having arboreal habits
carbon dioxide
a heavy odorless colorless gas formed during respiration and by the decomposition of organic substances
oxygen
odorless gas that is 21 percent of our atmosphere, and is necessary for life