Nouns denoting natural proesses

zymosis
(medicine) the development and spread of an infectious disease (especially one caused by a fungus)
 
intellectualization
(psychiatry) a defense mechanism that uses reasoning to block out emotional stress and conflict
 
list processing
processing data that is given in the form of chained lists
 
inactivation
the process of rendering inactive
 
stovepiping
retrieval of information from unconnected databases; the situation that exists when it is necessary to climb out of one database in order to climb down into another; sometimes used for protection against wandering hackers
 
dedifferentiation
the loss of specialization in form or function
 
gametogenesis
the development and maturation of sex cells through meiosis
 
soil erosion
the washing away of soil by the flow of water
 
humification
the process of the formation of humus from plant remains
 
blazing
a strong flame that burns brightly
 
convection
(meteorology) the vertical movement of heat or other properties by massive motion within the atmosphere
 
basal metabolism
the amount of energy required to maintain the body of an individual in a resting state
 
autotype
process for producing permanent prints in a carbon pigment
 
transduction
(genetics) the process of transfering genetic material from one cell to another by a plasmid or bacteriophage
 
replenishment
filling again by supplying what has been used up
 
inspissation
the process of thickening by dehydration
 
pinocytosis
process by which certain cells can engulf and incorporate droplets of fluid
 
active birth
childbirth during which the mother is encouraged to be an active participant
 
flowering
the time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms
 
fermenting
a process in which an agent causes an organic substance to break down into simpler substances; especially, the anaerobic breakdown of sugar into alcohol
 
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