Nouns denoting natural proesses

ablation
the erosive process that reduces the size of glaciers
 
ossification
the process of becoming rigidly fixed in a conventional pattern of thought or behavior
 
digestion
the organic process by which food is converted into substances that can be absorbed into the body
 
prophase
the first stage of meiosis
 
Markoff chain
a Markov process for which the parameter is discrete time values
 
flame
the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke
 
transduction
(genetics) the process of transfering genetic material from one cell to another by a plasmid or bacteriophage
 
Lamaze method of childbirth
a method that prepares a mother for natural childbirth; the pregnant woman (in classes and at home) practices (usually with the help of a coach) and learns about the physiology of childbirth and techniques of relaxation, concentration, and breathing
 
hemimetaboly
incomplete or partial metamorphosis in insects
 
calcification
a process that impregnates something with calcium (or calcium salts)
 
carbon cycle
the organic circulation of carbon from the atmosphere into organisms and back again
 
light reaction
the first stage of photosynthesis during which energy from light is used for the production of ATP
 
magnetisation
the process that makes a substance magnetic (temporarily or permanently)
 
oscillation
the process of oscillating between states
 
lysis
recuperation in which the symptoms of an acute disease gradually subside
 
metabolism
the marked and rapid transformation of a larva into an adult that occurs in some animals
 
fossilisation
the process of fossilizing a plant or animal that existed in some earlier age; the process of being turned to stone
 
suffusion
the process of permeating or infusing something with a substance
 
auxesis
growth from increase in cell size without cell division
 
glycolysis
a metabolic process that breaks down carbohydrates and sugars through a series of reactions to either pyruvic acid or lactic acid and releases energy for the body in the form of ATP
 
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