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conceptual model
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(also, compartment model) ecosystem model that consists of flow charts that show the interactions of different compartments of the living and nonliving components of the ecosystem

conclusion
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section of a scientific paper that summarizes the importance of the experimental findings

conditioned behavior
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behavior that becomes associated with a specific stimulus through conditioning

condyloid joint
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oval-shaped end of one bone fitting into a similarly oval-shaped hollow of another bone

cone
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weakly photosensitive, chromatic, cone-shaped neuron in the fovea of the retina that detects bright light and is used in daytime color vision

conifer
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dominant phylum of gymnosperms with the greatest variety of trees

conispiral
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shell shape coiled around a horizontal axis

conjugation
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process by which prokaryotes move DNA from one individual to another using a pilus

connective tissue
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type of tissue made of cells, ground substance matrix, and fibers

consensus
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DNA sequence that is used by many species to perform the same or similar functions

conspecifics
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individuals that are members of the same species

contig
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larger sequence of DNA assembled from overlapping shorter sequences

continuous variation
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inheritance pattern in which a character shows a range of trait values with small gradations rather than large gaps between them

contour feather
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feather that creates an aerodynamic surface for efficient flight

contraception
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(also, birth control) various means used to prevent pregnancy

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