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Silent Spring | Glossary


arsenic: (n) natural element that forms a poisonous compound

carcinogen: (n) any cancer-causing agent

chemical: (adj) relating to the interaction of substances, often not naturally occurring

contaminant: (n) any substance that introduces impurity

DDT: (n) pesticide dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane

herbicide: (n) substance used to destroy plants

insecticide: (n) substance used to destroy insects

mitochondria: (n) powerhouse of the cell

mutagens: (n) agents such as radiation that cause genetic mutations

pesticide: (n) substance used to destroy insects or other organisms harmful to agriculture

radiation: (n) energy transmitted in waves, such as moving subatomic particles

uncoupling: (v) disconnecting or releasing

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