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Solutions for Chapter 7: The Skeleton

Full solutions for Human Anatomy & Physiology | 9th Edition

ISBN: Human Anatomy & Physiology

Solutions for Chapter 7: The Skeleton

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Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Advection

    Horizontal convective motion, such as wind.

  • Aphotic zone

    That portion of the ocean where there is no sunlight.

  • Berm

    The dry, gently sloping zone on the backshore of a beach at the foot of the coastal cliffs or dunes.

  • Clastic rock

    A sedimentary rock made of broken fragments of preexisting rock.

  • Competence

    A measure of the largest particle a stream can transport; a factor dependent on velocity.

  • Cumulus

    One of three basic cloud forms; also the name given one of the clouds of vertical development. Cumulus are billowy individual cloud masses that often have flat bases.

  • Diffused light

    Solar energy scattered and reflected in the atmosphere that reaches Earth’s surface in the form of diffuse blue light from the sky.

  • Dwarf galaxy

    Very small galaxies, usually elliptical and lacking spiral arms.

  • Emergent coast

    A coast where land that was formerly below sea level has been exposed either because of crustal uplift or a drop in sea level or both.

  • Fall

    A type of movement common to mass-wasting processes that refers to the free falling of detached individual pieces of any size.

  • Geothermal energy

    Natural steam used for power generation.

  • Humid continental climate

    A relatively severe climate characteristic of broad continents in the middle latitudes between approximately 40 and 50 degrees north latitude. This climate is not found in the Southern Hemisphere, where the middle latitudes are dominated by the oceans.

  • Neap tide

    Lowest tidal range, occurring near the times of the first- and third-quarter phases of the Moon.

  • Occluded front

    A front formed when a cold front overtakes a warm front. It marks the beginning of the end of a middle-latitude cyclone.

  • Plate

    See Lithospheric plate.

  • Reverse fault

    A fault in which the material above the fault plane moves up in relation to the material below.

  • Sidereal month

    A time period based on the revolution of the Moon around Earth with respect to the stars.

  • Spheroidal weathering

    Any weathering process that tends to produce a spherical shape from an initially blocky shape.

  • Streak

    The color of a mineral in powdered form.

  • Talus

    An accumulation of rock debris at the base of a cliff.

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