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Meaning of edema (noun)
form: no plural

swelling of a part of the body due to abnormal fluid collection in the spaces between the cells

Example
Heart failure can cause edema.

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Meaning of exoskeleton (noun)
form: no plural

an external skeleton that provides protection and muscle attachment for locomotion

Example
Arthropods and mollusks have an exoskeleton.

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Meaning of zymosis (noun)
form: no plural

the process of fermentation brought about by yeast

Example
Ethanol is made by zymosis.

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Meaning of lip (noun)
form plural: lips

part of the body that surrounds mouth and used to smile

Example
The lips are made of flesh and muscle.

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Meaning of digestive system (noun)
form: no plural

all the organs that help digest food

Example
Digestion takes place within the digestive system.

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Meaning of blood pressure (noun)
form: no plural

this is the pressure of the blood against the arterial walls

Example
Blood pressure varies over the day.

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Meaning of blastula (noun)
form: no plural

a ball of cells that surround a fluid-filled cavity

Example
After the fertilized embryo divides it forms the blastula.

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Meaning of lacrimation (noun)
form: no plural

the act of secreting tears

Example
Onions may irritate the eyes and cause lacrimation.

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Meaning of biological clock (noun)
form: no plural

system that controls daily cycles such as blood pressure, sleep rhythms and hormone release; body clock

Example
The pineal gland helps control the biological clock.

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Meaning of trophoblast (noun)
form plural: trophoblasts

the outer layer of cells in a blastocyst

Example
The trophoblast becomes the chorion and then the placenta in man.

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