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Definition of lymph (noun)
form plural: lymphs

the fluid present within the vessels of the lymphatic system

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Lymph has a similar composition to plasma although it contains less protein and cells such as lymphocytes (immune cells).

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Definition of atomic mass (noun)
form: no plural

this is the number that shows how heavy an atom of that element is compared to another element

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The total number of protons and neutrons in the nucleus is the atomic mass.

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Definition of dilate (verb)
forms: dilated; dilated; dilating

to get bigger

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The pupils dilate in a dark room.

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Definition of circum- (preffix)
means around

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The circumference of a circle is the distance around the circle's edge.

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Definition of motile (adjective)
able to move by itself

Examples
Sperm cells are motile.

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Definition of triiodothyronine (T-3) (noun)
form: no plural

hormone made by the thyroid gland

Examples
Deficiency of triiodothyronine may cause a hypothyroid state.

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Definition of collagen (noun)
form: no plural

fibrous protein found in connective tissue; protein constituent of bone, cartilage, tendon, and other connective tissue converting into gelatin by boiling

Examples
Collagen fibers have limited elasticity.
Collagen can occur as sheets or long strands.

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Definition of hypothesis (noun)
form plural: hypotheses

an unproven idea or generalization

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Scientific experimentation seeks to test hypotheses.

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Definition of growth (noun)
form: no plural

the mechanisms which increase the quantity, size or mass of an organism

Examples
Growth factors stimulate cell growth.

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Definition of seminal fluid (noun)
form plural: seminal fluids

containing glandular secretions from the testicle, seminal vesicles, prostate, vas deferens, Cowper's and other small glands; fluid part of semen without sperm

Examples
The seminal fluid provides a transport medium and nourishment for the developing spermatozoa.
Seminal fluid produced by the seminal vesicles, the prostate gland, and the bulbourethral gland is mixed with sperm in the reproductive tract.

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