Nouns denoting natural proesses

metamorphosis
the marked and rapid transformation of a larva into an adult that occurs in some animals
 
encapsulation
the process of enclosing (as in a capsule)
 
agenesia
imperfect development; nondevelopment of a part
 
maceration
softening due to soaking or steeping
 
saltation
(geology) the leaping movement of sand or soil particles as they are transported in a fluid medium over an uneven surface
 
autocatalysis
catalysis in which the catalyst is one of the products of the reaction
 
sericulture
raising silkworms in order to obtain raw silk
 
folding
the process whereby a protein molecule assumes its intricate three-dimensional shape
 
aphaeresis
(linguistics) omission at the beginning of a word as in `coon' for `raccoon' or `till' for `until'
 
anaglyphy
the process of producing pictures in contrasting colors that appear three-dimensional when superimposed and viewed through spectacles with one red and one green lens
 
morphallaxis
regeneration on a reduced scale of a body part; observed especially in invertebrates such as certain lobsters
 
spiral
a continuously accelerating change in the economy
 
distillment
the process of purifying a liquid by boiling it and condensing its vapors
 
wastage
the process of wasting
 
carbon cycle
a thermonuclear reaction in the interior of stars
 
serial operation
the sequential execution of operations one after another
 
hypostasis
the accumulation of blood in an organ
 
decoction process
(brewing) a process in which part of the mash is removed and boiled and then returned
 
anaphase
the stage of meiosis or mitosis when chromosomes move toward opposite ends of the nuclear spindle
 
underdevelopment
(photography) inadequate processing of film resulting in inadequate contrast
 
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