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meterology
science dealing with the atmosphere and weather
tonsillectomy
surgical removal of the tonsils
psuedopod
temporary extension of the protoplasm, as in the ameba, to enable the organism to move and take in food
phlebotomy
opening of a vein to diminish the blood supply
biodegradable
capable of being readily decomposed into harmless substances by microorganisms
atom
smallest particle of an element
autobiography
story of a person's life written by that person
necrology
list of persons who have died recently; obituary
anatomy
dissection of plants, animals, or other things to study their structure; analysis
heterochromatic
having different colors
homology
similarity in structure
biochemistry
chemistry dealing with chemical compounds and processes in living plants and animal
podium
dais; raised platform
homocentric
having the same center; concentric
biopsy
diagnostic examination of a piece of tissue from the living body
lobotomy
brain surgery for treatment of certain mental disorders
anthropology
science dealing with the origin, races, customs, and beliefs of humankind
unipod
one- legged support
antipodes
parts of the globe diametrically opposite to each other
microbe
microscopic life- form; microorganism; germ
heterogeneous
differing in kind; dissimilar; varied
homomorphic
exhibiting similarity of form
homogeneous
of the same kind; similar; uniform
heterodox
opposed to accepted beliefs or established doctrines
neurology
scientific study of the nervous system and its diseases
physiology
science dealing with the functions of living things or their organs
abiogenesis
spontaneous generation
dichotomy
cutting or division into two; division
homophonic
having the same sound or voice
biology
science dealing with the study of living organisms
mastectomy
surical removal of a breast
tome
one volume, or "cut" of a work of several volumes; scholarly
amphibious
able to live both on land and in water
geology
science dealing with the earth's history as recorded in rocks
psychology
science of the mind
appendectomy
surgical removal of hte appendix
pathology
science dealing with the nature and causes of diesease
ecology
science dealing with the relation of living things to their environment and to each other
heteromorphic
exhibiting diversity of form
symbiosis
living together in mutually helpful association of two dissimilar organisms
tripod
utensil, stool, or caldron having three legs
morphology
scientific study of the forms and strutures of plants and animals
sociology
study fo hte evolution, development and functioning of human society
homochromatic
having the same color
podiatrist
chiropodist
cardiology
science dealing with the action and diseases of the heart
biota
plants nad animals living in a region
biometry
statistical analysis of biological data
genealogy
account of the descent of a person or family from an ancestor
antibiotic
germ- killing substance produced by or derived from a microorganism
biography
story of a person's life written by another person
chiropodist
one who treats ailments of the human foot
heterology
dissimilarity in structure
ethnology
branch of anthropology dealing with human races, their origin, distribution, culture etc
homonym
word that sounbds like another but differs in meaning and spelling
heteroclite
deviating from the common rule
biology
science dealing with the study of living organisms
arthropod
invertebrate with jointed legs
dermatology
science dealing with the skin and its diseases
mythology
account or study of myths
biogenesis
development of life from preexisting life
gastrectomy
surgical removal of part or all of the stomach
atomizer
device for converting a liquid to a fine spray
bacteriology
science dealing with the study of bacteria
heteronym
word spelled like another but differing in sound and meaning
paleontology
science dealing with life in the remots past as recorded in fossils
dipody
verse consisting of two feet
biocidal
destructive to life or living things
theology
study of religion and religious ideas
technology
use of science to achieve a practical purpose; applied science; engineering
petrology
scientific study of rocks
criminology
scientific study of crimes and criminals
tracheotomy
surgical operation of cutting into the trachea

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