P - S: Difficult Biology / Living Environment Terms Commonly Found on the Regents Exam

  Detailed Glossary of "P Q" "R" "S" Biology Terms
Possess have as an ability, quality, or characteristic.
Precaution a measure taken in advance to prevent something dangerous, unpleasant, or inconvenient from happening.
Predominant Most common or conspicuous; main or prevalent
Presence the state or fact of existing, occurring, or being present in a place or thing.
Prior existing or coming before in time, order, or importance.
Procedure an established or official way of doing something.
Promote further the progress of (something, esp. a cause, venture, or aim); support or actively encourage.
Propose put forward (an idea or plan) for consideration or discussion by others.
Quantity the amount or number of a material or immaterial thing not usually estimated by spatial measurement.
Rate A quantity measured with respect to another measured quantity
Rebound To recover, as from depression or disappointment.
Reduced make smaller or less in amount, degree, or size.
Regulate control or maintain the rate or speed of so that it operates properly.
Remain continue to exist, esp. after other similar or related people or things have ceased to exist.
Replenish fill (something) up again.
Revise reconsider and alter (something) in the light of further evidence.
Short-term occurring over or involving a relatively short period of time
Significant having a particular meaning; indicative of something.
Situation a set of circumstances in which one finds oneself; a state of affairs.
Specialization structural adaptation of a body part to a particular function or of an organism for life in a particular environment
Stable  firmly fixed or not likely to move or change
Stimulate raise levels of physiological or nervous activity in (the body or any biological system).
Structure the way that something is built, arranged, or organized
Summarize give a brief statement of the main points of (something).
Synthesize combine (a number of things) into a coherent whole.