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Unformatted text preview: n, meaning star plus the Greek nomos, meaning arranging). The study of outer space, especially the examination of all material objects and phenomena outside the earth’s atmosphere. The American commitment to exploration of outer space is an extension of the science of astronomy. 3. biology (from the Greek bios, meaning life). The study of all living organisms; it includes the subdivisions botany (the study of plants) and zoology (the study of animals). Every student in America studies biology, but too few choose to make biology their life’s work. 4. cardiology (from the Greek kardía, meaning heart). The branch of medicine that addresses the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the heart. Lowering the incidence of heart attacks among Americans is one of the primary goals of all cardiologists. learn words for the sciences 135 5. entomology (from the Greek entomon, meaning insect). The study of insects. Too many students fail to consider entomology as a possible career choice, in spite of its many important contributions to medical science. 6. etymology (fr...
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