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Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology 11th Edition - Solutions by Chapter

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ISBN: 9780321919007

Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology | 11th Edition - Solutions by Chapter

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Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Black hole

    A massive star that has collapsed to such a small volume that its gravity prevents the escape of all radiation.

  • Continental margin

    That portion of the seafloor adjacent to the continents. It may include the continental shelf, continental slope, and continental rise.

  • Continental slope

    The steep gradient that leads to the deep-ocean floor and marks the seaward edge of the continental shelf.

  • Dry adiabatic rate

    The rate of adiabatic cooling or warming in unsaturated air. The rate of temperature change is 1° C per 100 meters.

  • Floodplain

    The flat, low-lying portion of a stream valley subject to periodic inundation.

  • Index fossil

    A fossil that is associated with a particular span of geologic time.

  • Lava tube

    Tunnel in hardened lava that acts as a horizontal conduit for lava flowing from a volcanic vent. Lava tubes allow fluid lavas to advance great distances.

  • Lunar regolith

    A thin, gray layer on the surface of the Moon, consisting of loosely compacted, fragmented material believed to have been formed by repeated meteoritic impacts.

  • Mineral

    A naturally occurring, inorganic crystalline material with a unique chemical composition.

  • Mohorovicˆi´c; discontinuity (Moho)

    The boundary separating the crust from the mantle, discernible by an increase in seismic velocity.

  • Occlusion

    The overtaking of one front by another.

  • Pluvial lake

    A lake formed during a period of increased rainfall. During the Pleistocene epoch this occurred in some nonglaciated regions during periods of ice advance elsewhere.

  • Rockslide

    The rapid slide of a mass of rock downslope along planes of weakness.

  • Shelf break

    The point where a rapid steepening of the gradient occurs, marking the outer edge of the continental shelf and the beginning of the continental slope.

  • Syncline

    A linear downfold in sedimentary strata; the opposite of anticline.

  • Thermohaline circulation

    Movements of ocean water caused by density differences brought about by variations in temperature and salinity.

  • Tidal delta

    A deltalike feature created when a rapidly moving tidal current emerges from a narrow inlet and slows, depositing its load of sediment.

  • Transverse dunes

    A series of long ridges oriented at right angles to the prevailing wind; these dunes form where vegetation is sparse and sand is very plentiful.

  • Valley breeze

    The daily upslope winds commonly encountered in a mountain valley.

  • Viscosity

    A measure of a fluid’s resistance to flow.