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the resemblance of one or more non-poisonous species to a poisonous species, for example, the scarlet king snake and the coral snake.
Pertaining to the benthos; living on the seafloor, as opposed to floating in the ocean.
, David Mitchell,
Number 9 Dream
: With that, the rodent vanished into the bowels of his pyrrhic pile.
the flora and fauna at the bottom of the ocean or other body of water
To decompose as a result of biological action, especially by microorganisms
biological oxygen demand
biochemical oxygen demand
the total mass of all living things within a specific area, habitat etc
vegetation used as a fuel, or source of energy, especially if cultivated for that purpose
any major regional biological community such as that of forest or desert
the study of the relationship between atmospheric conditions (the weather) and living organisms
the part of the earth and its atmosphere capable of supporting life
the totality of living organisms and their environment
The living organisms of a region.
Someone or something that buffs.
) A solution used to stabilize the pH (acidity) of a liquid.
) A portion of memory set aside to store data, often before it is sent to an external device or as it is received from an external device.
) Anything used to maintain slack or isolate different objects.
) A routine or storage medium used to compensate for a difference in rate of flow of data, or time of occurrence of events, when transferring data from one device to another.
An isolating circuit, often an amplifier, used to minimize the influence of a driven circuit on the driving circuit.
In international relations, a buffer zone (such as a demilitarized zone) or a buffer state.
To use a buffer or buffers; to isolate or minimize the effects of one thing on another.
) To store data in memory temporarily.
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