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v
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small lipid globule

vaccine
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weakened solution of virus components, viruses, or other agents that produce an immune response

vacuole
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membrane-bound sac, somewhat larger than a vesicle, which functions in cellular storage and transport

vacuole
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membrane-bound sac, somewhat larger than a vesicle, which functions in cellular storage and transport

valence shell
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outermost shell of an atom

van der Waals interaction
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very weak interaction between molecules due to temporary charges attracting atoms that are very close together

variable number of tandem repeats (VNTRs)
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variation in the number of tandem repeats between individuals in the population

variation
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genetic differences among individuals in a population

vasa recta
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peritubular network that surrounds the loop of Henle of the juxtamedullary nephrons

vascular bundle
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strands of stem tissue made up of xylem and phloem

vascular stele
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strands of root tissue made up of xylem and phloem

vascular tissue
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tissue made up of xylem and phloem that transports food and water throughout the plant

vasoconstriction
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narrowing of a blood vessel

vasodilation
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widening of a blood vessel

vasodilator
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compound that increases the diameter of blood vessels

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