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anthropology

study of the origins and development of people and their societies

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bacteriology

science dealing with the study of bacteria

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biology

science dealing with the study of living organisms

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cardiology

science dealing with the action and diseases of the heart

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criminology

scientific study of crimes and criminals

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dermatology

science dealing with the skin and its diseases

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ecology

science dealing with the relation of living things to their environment and to each other

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ethnology

branch of anthropology dealing with human races, their origin, distribution, culture, etc.

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genealogy

account of the descent of a person or family from an ancestor

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geology

science dealing with the earth's history as recorded in rocks

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meteorology

science dealing with the atmosphere and weather

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morphology

scientific study of the forms and structures of plants and animals; form and structure of an organism or any of its parts

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mythology

account or study of myths

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necrology

list of persons who have died recently

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neurology

scientific study of the nervous system and its diseases

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paleontology

the scientific study of fossils

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pathology

science dealing with the nature and causes of disease; something abnormal

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petrology

scientific study of rocks

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physiology

science dealing with the functions of living things or their organs

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psychology

science of the mind

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sociology

study of the evolution, development, and functioning of human society

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technology

use of science to achieve a practical purpose; applied science; engineering

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theology

study of religion and its religious ideas

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-logy

science, study of,

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abiogenesis

spontaneous generation (development of life from lifeless matter)

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amphibious

  1. able to live both on land and in water

  2. attacking with coordinated land, sea, and air forces

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antibiotic

germ-killing substance produced by or derived from a microorganism

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autobiography

story of a person's life written by that person

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biochemistry

chemistry dealing with chemical compounds and processes in living plants and animals

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biocidal

destructive to life or living things

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biodegradable

capable of being readily decomposed into harmless substances by microorganisms

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biogenesis

development of life from preexisting life

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biography

story of a person's life written by another person

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biology

science dealing with the study of living organisms

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biometry/biometrics

statistical analysis of biological data

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biopsy

diagnostic examination of a piece of tissue from the living body

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biota

plants (flora) and animals (fauna) living in a region

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microbe

microscopic life form; microorganism; germ

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symbiosis

living together in mutually helpful association of two dissimilar organisms

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-bio

life, living

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anatomy

  1. dissection of plants, animals, or other things to study their structure; analysis

  2. structure (e.g., of a plant or animal)

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appendectomy

surgical removal of the appendix

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atom

smallest particle of an element

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atomizer

device for converting a liquid to a fine spray

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dichotomy

cutting or division into two; division

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gastrectomy

surgical removal of part or all of the stomach

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lobotomy

brain surgery for treatment of certain mental disorders

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mastectomy

surgical removal of a breast

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phlebotomy

opening of a vein to diminish the blood supply

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tome

one volume, or "cut," of a work of several volumes; scholarly book

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tonsillectomy

surgical removal of the tonsils

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tracheotomy

surgical operation of cutting into the trachea

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-tomy, -tom

cutting, operation of incision

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antipodes

parts of the globe (or their inhabitants) diametrically opposite to each other (literally, "with the feet opposite")

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arthropod

invertebrate (animal having no backbone) with jointed legs, e.g., insects

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chiropodist

vone who treats ailments of the human foot

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dipody

verse (line of poetry) consisting of two feet; a dimeter

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podiatrist

chiropodist

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podium

  1. dais; raised platform

  2. low wall serving as a foundation

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pseudopod

(literally, "false foot") temporary extension of the protoplasm, as in the ameba, to enable the organism to move and take in food

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tripod

utensil, stool, or caldron having three legs

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unipod

one-legged support

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-pod

foot

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homochromatic

having the same color; monochromatic; unicolor

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heterochromatic

having different colors

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homogeneous

of the same kind; alike

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heterogeneous

different; dissimilar

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homology

similarity in structure

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heterology

dissimilarity in structure

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homomorphic

exhibiting similarity of form

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heteromorphic

exhibiting diversity of form

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homonym

word that sounds like another but differs in meaning and spelling

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heteronym

word spelled like another, but differing in sound and meaning

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homocentric

having the same center; concentric

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homophonic

having the same sound or voice

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heteroclite

person or thing deviating from the common rule

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heterodox

opposed to accepted beliefs or established doctrines, especially in religion; unorthodox

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homo-

one and the same, like

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hetero-

different

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hyperacidity

excessive acidity

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hypoacidity

weak acidity

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hyperglycemia

excess of sugar in the blood

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hypoglycemia

abnormally low level of sugar in the blood

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hypertension

abnormally high blood pressure

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hypotension

low blood pressure

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hypothermia

subnormal body temperature

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hyperthermia

especially high fever; hyperpyrexia

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hypothyroid

marked by deficient activity of the thyroid gland

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hyperthyroid

marked by excessive activity of the thyroid gland

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hyperactive

overactive

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hyperbole

extravagant exaggeration

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hypercritical

overcritical

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hyperemia

superabundance of blood

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hyperopia

farsightedness

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hypersensitive

excessively sensitive; supersensitive

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hypertrophy

excessive growth or development, as of a body part

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hypodermic

injected under the skin

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hypothesis

theory or supposition assumed as a basis for reasoning

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hypothetical

assumed without proof for the purpose of reasoning

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hyper-

over, above, beyond the ordinary

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