MCAT preparation test: Vocabulary Exercise: Verb

v. fend off
to break
to defend against
to contaminate the environment
to find out how much of a substance is in a sample

v. assay
to find out how much of a substance is in a sample
to clean something so that there are no microbes present
to protect; maintain; hold
to make using biochemical processes

v. operate
to carry out a surgical procedure to repair or remove a damaged body part; to work (machinery)
to breed; to make offspring
to check something is true against other evidence
to exude; radiate

v. regulate
to divide
to thicken from a liquid state towards a solid state
to control
to develop toward a more advanced or specialized state

v. aerate
to pass a gas through a liquid; to add oxygen to something
to defend against
to join together
to lose function due to change in the function of a cell, tissue or organ

n. ovum
tube connecting the kidney to the bladder
female sex cell; gamete
the birth canal; extends from the cervix to the vulva
chemical element with the symbol P which helps make up nucleic acids

n. malnutrition
substance that speeds up a reaction and is unchanged in the process
a state of poor nourishment resulting from a lack of food or essential nutrients
thick deeper layer of the cutis
the energy needed to start a chemical reaction

v. calculate
to work out something
to heat a liquid to its boiling point where it then becomes a gas
to form a general conclusion from specific facts; opposite of deduce; to bring on; to start a process
to make; to trigger; to produce

v. simplify
to make into a suspension of two liquids which do not mix completely
to let go
to make contact with; transfer information to something or someone
to make something easier to do

v. burn
to break down; to decay
to begin to grow
to break down food into a form that can be used by the body
to be on fire; to scald