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crop
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cultivated plant

cross reactivity
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binding of an antibody to an epitope corresponding to an antigen that is different from the one the antibody was raised against

cross-pollination
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transfer of pollen from the anther of one flower to the stigma of a different flower

crossover
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exchange of genetic material between nonsister chromatids resulting in chromosomes that incorporate genes from both parents of the organism

Cryogenian period
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geologic period (850–630 million years ago) characterized by a very cold global climate

cryptochrome
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protein that absorbs light in the blue and ultraviolet regions of the light spectrum

cryptofauna
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invertebrates found within the calcium carbonate substrate of coral reefs

ctenidium
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specialized gill structure in mollusks

cuboidal epithelia
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epithelia made of cube-shaped cells, specialized in glandular functions

Cushing’s disease
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disorder caused by the hypersecretion of glucocorticoids

cutaneous respiration
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gas exchange through the skin

cuticle
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waxy protective layer on the leaf surface

cuticle
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waxy covering on the outside of the leaf and stem that prevents the loss of water

cuticle
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waxy covering on the outside of the leaf and stem that prevents the loss of water

cuticle (animal)
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the tough, external layer possessed by members of the invertebrate class Ecdysozoa that is periodically molted and replaced

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