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Science Vocabulary #2

Based on the definitions guess these vocabulary words from the world of science.
To make it easier, we give you the first letter of the answer
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First submittedMay 17, 2016
Last updatedMay 17, 2016
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Definition
Letter
Word
Order of mammal that carries its young in a pouch
M
Marsupial
Disease caused by a deficiency of Vitamin C
S
Scurvy
What an egg cell becomes when it is fertilized
E
Embryo
Two or more atoms held together by chemical bonds
M
Molecule
Substance that kills plants
H
Herbicide
Slow-moving mass of ice formed by accumation and compaction of snow
G
Glacier
The study of living things
B
Biology
Third element in the periodic table
L
Lithium
Interstellar cloud of dust and gas
N
Nebula
How plants convert light into energy
P
Photosynthesis
Male bee whose only purpose is reproduction
D
Drone
A substance that can cause cancer
C
Carcinogen
Liquid produced by the liver and stored in the gall bladder
B
Bile
An animal that feeds on carcasses that it didn't kill
S
Scavenger
Heriditary illness that impairs the body's ability to stop bleeding
H
Haemophilia
A hypothesis that has been rigorously tested and confirmed
T
Theory
Order of animals to which humans and monkeys belong
P
Primate
Long-term weather patterns
C
Climate
Temperature scale similar to Celsius, but beginning at absolute zero
K
Kelvin
Partially shaded area around the edges of a shadow
P
Penumbra
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level 77
May 17, 2016
All right Quizmaster, this one was less risky. I don't really agree with your definition of a theory but it would be a bit complicated to explain that (and to make a short clue ;) ).
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level ∞
May 18, 2016
Short clues and 100% accuracy are in constant battle. Short clues usually win for me.
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level 67
Nov 18, 2016
Good quiz, nice mix, like it.
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level 49
Nov 18, 2016
I was thinking throughout the quiz that it was really very easy, but then I hit the last question and had absolutely no idea...
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level 75
Nov 18, 2016
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level 47
Nov 18, 2016
The alternate spelling of hemophilia was not accepted.
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level 43
Nov 18, 2016
Dumdeedum... I have never heard of penumba
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level 52
Nov 18, 2016
Neither have I because its penumbra
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level 72
Nov 18, 2016
I got that one not from science class, but from constitutional law class.
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level 61
Nov 18, 2016
I've heard of Pumba.
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level 61
Feb 9, 2017
Penumbra means second to last.
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level 66
Oct 14, 2017
No, that's penultimate.
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level 59
Jan 4, 2019
umbra means shadow. Making thinking of umbrella will help you remember it in the future
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level 72
Nov 18, 2016
I don't think the first letter of each answer should be given - it's not the kind of quiz that needs it, like quizzes where there could be multiple answers for each question or where the questions have to be vague
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level 57
Sep 5, 2018
But some of these do have more then one answer.
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level 61
Nov 18, 2016
Hydrochloric acid kills plants...
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level 58
Nov 20, 2016
I, too, tried hydrochloric acid...
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level 71
Sep 25, 2018
So does Hopping up and down on them, Hurting them very badly, Hippopotamuses eating them, and Hydrogen bombs. I think Quizmaster had to go with the best general umbrella term :-D
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level 59
Jan 4, 2019
A Hippopotamus Hopping on them Hard, after Hitting them with a Hammer and then Hurling them. And ofcourse horrendously horribly heinously hatefully humiliatingly Hug them in front of their tough friends.
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level 64
Nov 18, 2016
I was thinking "I got it! I can do this!" Then I hit the very last question.
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level 57
Nov 18, 2016
I feel ya, Yan...
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level 69
Nov 19, 2016
Lithium does not mean "third element of the periodic table". It is the third element, but that's not a definition. Penumbra comes up frequently when talking about eclipses.
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level 55
Nov 19, 2016
Zygote and blastocyst come before embryo. Just sayin'. :)
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level 20
Nov 19, 2016
When I did reproduction, when an egg is fertilized it becomes a zygote first, not an embryo
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level 59
Jan 4, 2019
It doesnt say anywhere "the first thing".
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level 70
Feb 28, 2017
Any other morons like me miss "climate"? :-(
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level 28
Mar 10, 2017
TIL the edge of a shadow is called a Penumbra
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level 67
Mar 19, 2017
Blinky -you are thinking of penultimate---not penumbra!
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level 50
Mar 9, 2018
Kosovo is not a country; it is an autonomous province of Serbia.
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level 78
Jun 27, 2018
And a ten pound sack of flour would make a big biscuit, but I don't really see what either has to do with this quiz.
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level 71
Sep 25, 2018
How's the weather there in Serbia this time of year, Dragannnn? Nice?
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level 59
Jan 4, 2019
Quite easy got them all (2:13). The % of penumbra is very low but not extremely surprising, but why is herbicide almost at the bottom?
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level 64
May 18, 2019
I don’t really like the definitions for climate and theory, but people are still guessing them well enough that it’s ok.