Nouns denoting natural proesses

infection
(phonetics) the alteration of a speech sound under the influence of a neighboring sound
 
operation
(computer science) data processing in which the result is completely specified by a rule (especially the processing that results from a single instruction)
 
distillation
the process of purifying a liquid by boiling it and condensing its vapors
 
expression
(genetics) the process of expressing a gene
 
hypostasis
the accumulation of blood in an organ
 
acidification
the process of becoming acid or being converted into an acid
 
acetylation
the process of introducing an acetyl group into a compound
 
pathological process
an organic process occurring as a consequence of disease
 
passive transport
transport of a substance across a cell membrane by diffusion; expenditure of energy is not required
 
elision
omission of a sound between two words (usually a vowel and the end of one word or the beginning of the next)
 
omission
any process whereby sounds or words are left out of spoken words or phrases
 
displacement reaction
(chemistry) a reaction in which an elementary substance displaces and sets free a constituent element from a compound
 
bowel movement
a euphemism for defecation
 
positive feedback
feedback in phase with (augmenting) the input
 
de-iodination
the removal of iodine atoms from organic compounds
 
radiolysis
molecular disintegration resulting from radiation
 
involution
reduction in size of an organ or part (as in the return of the uterus to normal size after childbirth)
 
chromatography
a process used for separating mixtures by virtue of differences in absorbency
 
isogamy
(biology) reproduction by the union or fusion of gametes of the same size and structure
 
autoradiography
producing a radiograph by means of the radiation emitted from the specimen being photographed
 
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