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7th Sci- 12/9 vocab

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White-nosed syndrome -
a fungal disease that kills hibernating bats
Opportunistic infection
a secondary infection that gains a foothold in living thing already weakened by another illness.
Dehydration
an excessive loss of water.
Lactation
the period of time when a female mammal produces milk to feed her young.
Filter feeder
an animal that strains food from the water it swallows.
Zooplankton
tiny marine animals and fish eggs.
Placenta
an organ that provides oxygen and nourishment to the pups inside a mother's uterus.
Malaria
a deadly parasitic disease caused by a bacteria.
Antibiotic
a substance developed to kill bacteria.
Antibiotic resistance
when a strain of bacteria becomes immune to the effects of antibiotics.
Smallpox
a deadly viral disease.
Eradicate
to eliminate completely