MCAT test: Vocabulary Exercises: Noun Adjective

n. sexual reproduction
chemical reaction in which solvent molecules or ions combine with each other and build a new compund
when specialized sperm and egg cells join to form a fertilized egg which then develops into a new organism
enzyme which changes ATP to cyclic AMP
substance that speeds up a reaction and is unchanged in the process

adj. soporific
induces sleep; sedative
straight; vertical
able to pick up changes in the environment and react to them
condition of the eyes where distant objects; but not close ones; can be seen clearly

n. collagen
green pigment found in all green plants that absorbs light so that photosynthesis can occur
fibrous protein found in connective tissue; protein constituent of bone, cartilage, tendon, and other connective tissue converting into gelatin by boiling
gland producing milk in women
the splitting of the whole into parts

pref. circum-
pref. of the breast
pref. over; excess; high
pref. low; under; below
pref. means around

n. serosa (serous membrane)
one of two or more alternative forms of a gene; can be dominant or recessive
one of the two halves of the cerebrum
double-layered smooth membrane that covers certain cavities in an organism
a colorless petroleum product that has a benzene ring

n. nail
treatment with a specific acid
hard structure; made of keratin; found on the back of the fingertips
Group 2 metallic element
plant life

n. growth spurt
groups or islands of cells in the pancreas
a rapid increase in growth which occurs during adolescence
electromagnetic spectrum
medical practitioner who treats and diagnoses diseases by non-surgical methods

n. immunity
a stone in the gall bladder made from bile salt deposits
fatty acid that is not fully saturated with hydrogen atoms because of the presence of double carbo-carbon bonds
ability to resist infection, because of its white blood cells and antibodies
bundle of muscle fibers

n. victim
the ball of stem cells that develop after a fertilized embryo divides is called a blastocyst
someone hurt or wounded by something
a condition in which a chromosome is present in a triplet rather than a pair
enzymatic reations in aerobic organisms involving oxidation of acetyl units and production of high-energy phosphate compounds leading to the main source of cellular energy

n. nausea
a sick feeling; wanting to vomit
the developmental stage between childhood and adulthood where full sexual maturity is reached
rod-shaped bacteria e.g. Lactobacillus
one of the two thick-walled chambers of the heart