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cortical nephron
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nephron that lies in the renal cortex

cortical radiate artery
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artery that radiates from the arcuate arteries into the renal cortex

corticosteroid
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hormone released by the adrenal cortex in response to long-term stress

cortisol
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glucocorticoid produced in response to stress

cotyledon
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primitive leaf that develops in the zygote; monocots have one cotyledon, and dicots have two cotyledons

cotyledon
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fleshy part of seed that provides nutrition to the seed

countercurrent exchanger
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peritubular capillary network that allows exchange of solutes and water from the renal tubules

countercurrent multiplier
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osmotic gradient in the renal medulla that is responsible for concentration of urine

courtship display
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visual display used to attract a mate

covalent bond
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type of strong bond formed between two atoms of the same or different elements; forms when electrons are shared between atoms

coxal bone
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hip bone

cranial nerve
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sensory and/or motor nerve that emanates from the brain

Craniata
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clade composed of chordates that possess a cranium; includes Vertebrata together with hagfishes

cranium
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bony, cartilaginous, or fibrous structure surrounding the brain, jaw, and facial bones

Crocodilia
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crocodiles and alligators

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