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cartilage a tough, white tissue that forms part of the skeleton of humans and other animals. Cartilage is not as stiff as bone. Cartilage is found in the ear, nose, and joints.
catfish a fish with no scales and a large head, found mostly in fresh water. Catfish have long feelers around the mouth that look like a cat's whiskers.
chandelier a single light fixture that hangs from the ceiling and holds several lights. A chandelier is often used for decoration as well as for lighting a room. Some chandeliers are very large and found only in very formal rooms. Originally, chandeliers held real candles.
cholesterol a white substance, found in the tissues of humans and animals, which acts to clean the bloodstream and surrounds certain nerves. Cholesterol is made in the body but can also be obtained from animal foods such as meat and cheese.
chromosome a part found in the cells of all plants and animals. Chromosomes contain genes which pass on physical characteristics from parent to offspring.
club a black figure in the shape of a clover that can be found on a playing card; a card marked with this figure. [1/6 definitions]
coal a hard black or dark brown substance that is found in the earth and burned as fuel. [1/2 definitions]
cobra a poisonous snake found in Asia and Africa. When excited, cobras are known to rear up and spread the skin of their necks into a shape like a hood.
cockatoo a crested parrot that is mostly white. There are several kinds of cockatoos. They are found in Australia and in some South Pacific islands.
cod a large fish found in the ocean. Cod are used for food.
common typical; easily found. [1/4 definitions]
complaint something that one has found fault with. [1/3 definitions]
computer lab a room where there are many computers. Computer labs are often found in schools and libraries and can usually be used for free.
copperhead a poisonous snake that has a copper-colored body with darker bands. Copperheads are found in the southeastern United States.
coral reef a structure that rises up from the bottom of the sea and is made up of the hard skeletons of tiny sea animals called corals. Coral reefs are found in warm, shallow sea waters around the world. The largest system of coral reefs is found in the Coral Sea off the northeastern coast of Australia.
coral snake a small, poisonous snake that has red, yellow, and black bands around its body. It is found in the southwestern part of the United States and in Central and South America.
crocodile a large reptile that is found in tropical swamps. It has a thick, tough skin, a long tail, and a long, pointed snout.
deposit a large amount of a natural substance found beneath the ground. [1/7 definitions]
dictionary a book, or a source of information found on a computer, that lists the words of a language in alphabetical order, along with information about their meaning, spelling, and pronunciation.
dingo a kind of wild dog found only in Australia. Dingoes have long legs, pointed ears, and yellowish brown or reddish brown fur. They hunt small mammals, but have learned to hunt sheep and cattle brought to Australia by European settlers.
DNA a substance found in cells that contains information about the characteristics of a living thing. DNA plays a part in the passing on of characteristics from parent to offspring. DNA is an abbreviation for "deoxyribonucleic acid."