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chromosome
The self-replicating genetic structures of cells containing the cellular DNA
circumnavigate
sail, fly, go or maneuver around
deciduous
Refers to a plant (usually a tree or shrub) that sheds its leaves at the end of the growing season
epiphany
A church festival celebrated on the 6th of January, the twelfth day after Christmas, in commemoration of the visit of the Magi of the East to Bethlehem, to see and worship the child Jesus; an appearance, or a becoming manifest
equinox
the time when the sun crosses the plane of the earth's equator, making night and day of approximately equal length all over the earth and occurring about March 21 (vernal equinox or spring equinox) and September 22 (autumnal equinox)
fiduciary
adj. depending on public confidence for value or currency, as fiat money
noun Law. a person to whom property or power is entrusted for the benefit of another
filibuster
verb - U.S. Politics. to impede legislation by irregular or obstructive tactics, esp. by making long speeches
gamete
a mature sexual reproductive cell having a single set of unpaired chromosomes
gauche
adj. - awkward, without tact, lacking social grace
hypotenuse
noun - the side of a right triangle opposite the right angle
hemoglobin
noun - the oxygen-carrying pigment of red blood cells that gives them their red color and serves to carry oxygen to the tissues