Midterm 1 Definitions
Hadean key words:
Adhesion, Archaean eon, Biomonomers, Biopolymers, Carbon,
Central dogma, Chemical evolution, Cohesion, Crystal lattice of water, Emergence,
Evaporation, Geological time scale, Green house gases, Hadean eon, Hydrogen bond,
Hydrophilic, Hydrophobic, Hydrothermal vents, Interstellar organic compounds,
Interstellar space dust, Micelles, Miller experiment, Nonpolar compound, Panspermia,
Phanerozoic eon, Polar compound, Prebiotic soup, Proteins first hypothesis, Proterozoic
eon, Protocells, Reducing atmosphere, RNA world, Specific heat, Spontaneous origins,
Surface tension, Surfactant, Vesicles, Volcanic outgassing.
Adhesion - The action or process of adhering to a surface or object.
A molecule that can be bonded to other identical molecules to
form a polymer.
n. A macromolecule in a living organism that is formed by
linking together several smaller molecules, as a protein from amino
The central dogma is the main thesis of molecular inheritance. In its simplest form, it