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/karst/ [k.aa1.r.s.t]

Definition: Landscape underlain by limestone that has been eroded by dissolution, producing ridges, towers, fissures, sinkholes, and other characteristic landforms.

Example senences:

  • The underlying limestone karst topography allows water to flow in abundant underground rivers, feeding the numerous springs, which flow into the many creeks and streams.

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/ki-ne-si-ol-o-gy/ [k.ih2.n.ih0.s.iy2.aa1.l.ah0.jh.iy0]

Definition: The study of the mechanics of body movements.

Example sentences:

  • And the more I studied kinesiology and massage, the more I understood how the body works, the more I realized what a healing thing belly dancing is.

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/ker-atin/ [k.eh1.r.ah0.t.ah0.n]

Definition: A fibrous protein forming the main structural constituent of hair, feathers, hoofs, claws, horns, etc.

Example sentences:

  • Amino acids are absorbed by the body to help build keratin, the main protein in hair.

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/ki-net-ic/ [k.ah0.n.eh1.t.ih0.k]

Definition: Relating to or resulting from motion

Example sentences:

  • For Wight, nature's timelessness transcends kinetic motion and the realm of the ticking clock.

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