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General Science Vocabulary
"I was bored so I opened up The American Heritage Dictionary of Science (1986) to a random page for each letter except J (that letter was angering me today). Can you guess the word from its definition?"
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A polysaccharide made from seaweed used to culture bacteria and fungi.
A marsh at the inlet or outlet of a lake or a river.
A waxy membrane near the nostrils on the beak of some birds.
A generator. It normally creates direct current electricity.
Illness found primarily among certain group of people or plants and found primarily in one region.
A unit of frequency equal to 1 trillion Hertz.
Small granular pellets of snow due to riming (adding a thin layer of ice due to condensation then freezing of water vapor.)
The unit of inductance when a current varies at 1 ampere/second and creates an EMF of 1 volt
A number smaller than any positive magnitude yet larger than zero.
An exceedingly hot wind from the Sahara Desert that blows into Egypt (usually) in the spring.
The jagged edge of a petal of a flower that forms a fringe.
A looping turn on a river running along level ground.
A solution that contains one gram-equivalent of solid for every liter of liquid.
A rock that is made up of little spheres of calcium carbonate.
The tubes in a vascular plant through which nutrients pass.
A fifth-degree polynomial.
Similar to a root, this plant structure is a creeping underground stem.
An iron rich black tourmaline.
The unit of pressure that supports one millimeter of a column of mercury.
The dark central section of an astronomical body's shadow.
The waxy covering of an embryo that protects it from amniotic fluid.
A diagram that displays various information about the winds at a location.
An anatomical object shaped like a sword, like the cartilage at the end of the sternum.
A rare-earth metallic element. Atomic number 70. Melts at 1097 degrees K and boils at 1467 degrees K.
A fertilized egg.
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