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free energy
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Gibbs free energy is the usable energy, or energy that is available to do work

free nerve ending
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ending of an afferent neuron that lacks a specialized structure for detection of sensory stimuli; some respond to touch, pain, or temperature

frequency-dependent selection
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selection that favors phenotypes that are either common (positive frequencydependent selection) or rare (negative frequency-dependent selection)

frog
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tail-less amphibian that belongs to the clade Anura

frontal (coronal) plane
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plane cutting through an animal separating the individual into front and back portions

frontal lobe
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part of the cerebral cortex that contains the motor cortex and areas involved in planning, attention, and language

fruit
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thickened tissue derived from ovary wall that protects the embryo after fertilization and facilitates seed dispersal

functional group
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group of atoms that provides or imparts a specific function to a carbon skeleton

functional residual capacity (FRC)
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expiratory reserve volume plus residual volume

functional vital capacity (FVC)
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amount of air that can be forcibly exhaled after taking the deepest breath possible

furcula
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wishbone formed by the fusing of the clavicles

fusiform
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animal body shape that is tubular and tapered at both ends

fusion
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method of entry by some enveloped viruses, where the viral envelope fuses with the plasma membrane of the host cell

fusion
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method of entry by some enveloped viruses, where the viral envelope fuses with the plasma membrane of the host cell

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