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The prefix "bio-" refers to natural living organisms. Biotechnology is the practice of using and adapting living creatures to serve the needs of humans. Even the domestication of farm animals...
Answered a Question in History (General)
We can think of history as a long chain of cause-and-effect. Even seemingly minor happenings can have lasting repercussions, leading to larger and more important events. Without knowing the dates...
Answered a Question in Ancient Egypt
We know that the ancient Egyptians understood geometry because of two important documents from their culture: the Rhind Papyrus (1650 BCE) and the Moscow Papyrus (1700 BCE). These documents may...
Answered a Question in Reference
The prefix karyo- (from Greek, “nut” or “kernel”) refers to the nucleus of a cell. The suffix -type is used for many printing or photographic processes (daguerreotype, linotype). A karyotype is the...
Answered a Question in Mythology/Homer/ Virgil/Sophocles
The Greek goddess Athena was also called “Pallas Athena.”.\ She adopted the second name in honor of her friend, Pallas, whom she regretted killing in a heated argument. Athena (or “Minerva” to the...
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