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abapical

Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography — Dentistry.

Opposite to or directly away from the apex.

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analogue image

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Earth Sciences and Geography.

In remote sensing, an image in which continuous variation in the scene being sensed is represented by continuous variation in image tone, such as the image produced from photosensitive...

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bioprospecting

Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography — Medicine and Health.

A shorthand term for investigations carried out with the aim of discovering biological materials (e.g. pharmacologically active plant substances) that can be commercially exploited. The...

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black bulb thermometer

Overview page. Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology — Sports and Exercise Medicine.

A thermometer placed in a black globe to measure radiant energy or solar radiation; one of the three temperatures required to complete the Wet Bulb Globe Thermometer (WBGT) index.

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bleb

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Earth Sciences and Geography.

A small, rounded inclusion of one mineral within a large mass of another.

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Coulter counter

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Earth Sciences and Geography.

An electronic measuring device used mainly for determining the grain-size distribution in silt- and clay-sized sediments (see particle size). The coulter counter measures the volume of the...

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cristobalite

Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography — Dentistry.

A naturally occurring silicon dioxide used as a dental casting investment because of its capacity for thermal expansion and ability to withstand high temperatures. Cristobalite is formed...

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decalcification

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Earth Sciences and Geography.

The leaching of calcium carbonate from a soil horizon by the downward movement of soil water. See van den Berg and Loch (2000) Eur. J. Soil Sci. 51, 1.

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devitrification

Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography — Medicine and Health.

The crystallization of minerals following the melting of a glass; this most commonly occurs in glassy ignimbrites, where the glass is replaced by microcrystalline cristobalite and alkali...

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elastic limit

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine — Earth Sciences and Geography.

The point at which a material achieves its maximum elastic strain and beyond which strain is no longer linearly related to stress. Beyond the elastic limit flow or rupture induces permanent...

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