Nouns denoting natural proesses

proliferation
a rapid increase in number (especially a rapid increase in the number of deadly weapons)
 
thrombolysis
the process of breaking up and dissolving blood clots
 
BMR
the rate at which heat is produced by an individual in a resting state
 
microevolution
evolution resulting from small specific genetic changes that can lead to a new subspecies
 
feedback
the process in which part of the output of a system is returned to its input in order to regulate its further output
 
ecchymosis
the escape of blood from ruptured blood vessels into the surrounding tissue to form a purple or black-and-blue spot on the skin
 
globalization
growth to a global or worldwide scale
 
aphaeresis
(linguistics) omission at the beginning of a word as in `coon' for `raccoon' or `till' for `until'
 
deflationary spiral
an episode of deflation in which prices and wages decrease at an increasing rate and currency gains in value
 
oogenesis
development of ova
 
line feed
the operation that prepares for the next character to be printed or displayed on the next line
 
electrostatic precipitation
a process that removes suspended dust particles from a gas by applying a high voltage electrostatic charge to the particles and collecting them on charged plates
 
nycturia
excessive urination at night; especially common in older men
 
chromatography
a process used for separating mixtures by virtue of differences in absorbency
 
fossilization
the process of fossilizing a plant or animal that existed in some earlier age; the process of being turned to stone
 
condensation
the process of changing from a gaseous to a liquid or solid state
 
telophase
the final stage of meiosis when the chromosomes move toward opposite ends of the nuclear spindle
 
sprouting
the process whereby seeds or spores sprout and begin to grow
 
advection
(meteorology) the horizontal transfer of heat or other atmospheric properties
 
growing
(biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level
 
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