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  • 121mountain ecosystem — ▪ ecology Introduction       complex of living organisms in mountainous areas.       Mountain lands provide a scattered but diverse array of habitats in which a large range of plants (plant) and animals (animal) can be found. At higher altitudes… …

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  • 122chondrichthian — /kon drik thee euhn/, n. any member of the class Chondrichthyes, comprising the cartilaginous fishes. [ < NL, equiv. to chondr CHONDR + Gk ichthýes (pl.) fish] * * * ▪ fish class Introduction class name  Chondrichthyes,  or  Selachii    any&#8230; …

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  • 123Global 200 — The Global 200 is the list of ecoregions identified by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) as priorities for conservation. According to the WWF, an ecoregion is defined as a relatively large unit of land or water containing a characteristic set of&#8230; …

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  • 124Atmosphere of Jupiter — Cloud pattern on Jupiter in 2000 The atmosphere of Jupiter is the largest planetary atmosphere in the Solar System. It is mostly made of molecular hydrogen and helium in roughly solar proportions; other chemical compounds are present only in&#8230; …

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  • 125Australia — /aw strayl yeuh/, n. 1. a continent SE of Asia, between the Indian and the Pacific oceans. 18,438,824; 2,948,366 sq. mi. (7,636,270 sq. km). 2. Commonwealth of, a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, consisting of the federated states and&#8230; …

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  • 126South America — South American. a continent in the S part of the Western Hemisphere. 271,000,000; ab. 6,900,000 sq. mi. (17,871,000 sq. km). * * * Continent, Western Hemisphere. The world s fourth largest continent, it is bounded by the Caribbean Sea to the&#8230; …

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  • 127Cyperaceae — ▪ plant family Introduction       sedge family of monocotyledonous flowering plants, a division of the order Poales. The Cyperaceae are grasslike herbaceous plants found especially in wet regions throughout the world. Distribution and abundance&#8230; …

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  • 128Organisms used in water purification — A flowering water purifying plant (Iris pseudacorus) At present, several species of water purifying plants, bacteria, and fish are used in water purification, improving efficiency and/or ecosystem support. Contents …

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  • 129Houtman Abrolhos — The Houtman Abrolhos (often informally called the Abrolhos Islands) is a chain of 122 islands, and associated coral reefs, in the Indian Ocean off the west coast of Australia. Nominally located at coord|28|43|S|113|47|E|scale:1000 region:AU&#8230; …

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  • 130List of biogeographic provinces — The following list of biogeographic provinces was developed by Miklos Udvardy in 1975.Afrotropical Realm* Tropical humid forests ** Guinean Rainforest ** Congo Rainforest ** Malagasy Rainforest* Tropical dry or deciduous forests (incl. Monsoon&#8230; …

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  • 131glacier — glaciered, adj. /glay sheuhr/, n. an extended mass of ice formed from snow falling and accumulating over the years and moving very slowly, either descending from high mountains, as in valley glaciers, or moving outward from centers of&#8230; …

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  • 132Malpighiales — ▪ plant order Introduction   large order of flowering plants that includes 40 families, more than 700 genera, and almost 16,000 species. Many of the families are tropical and poorly known, but well known members of the order include Salicaceae (&#8230; …

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  • 133Holdridge life zones — The Holdridge life zones system is a global bioclimatic scheme for the classification of land areas. It was first published by Leslie Holdridge in 1947, and updated in 1967. It is a relatively simple system based on few empirical data, giving&#8230; …

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  • 134List of marine ecoregions — The following is a list of marine ecoregions, as defined by the WWF and The Nature ConservancyThe WWF/Nature Conservancy scheme groups the individual ecoregions into 12 marine realms, which represent the broad latitudinal divisions of polar,&#8230; …

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  • 135Australasien — Carte de l Australasien Ce type de projection cartographique surestime les surfaces septentrionales de l hémisphère nord L écozone australasienne est l une des huit écozones ou régions biogéographiques terrestres. Elle comprend la part de l&#8230; …

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  • 136angiosperm — /an jee euh sperrm /, n. Bot. a plant having its seeds enclosed in an ovary; a flowering plant. Cf. gymnosperm. [ANGIO + SPERM] * * * ▪ plant Introduction       any member of the more than 300,000 species of flowering plants (division Anthophyta) …

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  • 137dolphin — /dol fin, dawl /, n. 1. any of several chiefly marine, cetacean mammals of the family Delphinidae, having a fishlike body, numerous teeth, and the front of the head elongated into a beaklike projection. 2. Also called dolphinfish, mahimahi.&#8230; …

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  • 138horticulture — horticultural, adj. horticulturist, n. /hawr ti kul cheuhr/, n. 1. the cultivation of a garden, orchard, or nursery; the cultivation of flowers, fruits, vegetables, or ornamental plants. 2. the science and art of cultivating such plants. [1670&#8230; …

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  • 139Europe, history of — Introduction       history of European peoples and cultures from prehistoric times to the present. Europe is a more ambiguous term than most geographic expressions. Its etymology is doubtful, as is the physical extent of the area it designates.&#8230; …

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  • 140Fagales — ▪ plant order Introduction   beech order of dicotyledonous woody flowering plants, comprising nearly 1,900 species in 55 genera. Members of Fagales represent some of the most important temperate deciduous or evergreen trees of both hemispheres,&#8230; …

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