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vestibular sense
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sense of spatial orientation and balance

vestigial structure
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physical structure present in an organism but that has no apparent function and appears to be from a functional structure in a distant ancestor

viable-but-non-culturable (VBNC) state
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survival mechanism of bacteria facing environmental stress conditions

vicariance
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allopatric speciation that occurs when something in the environment separates organisms of the same species into separate groups

villi
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folds on the inner surface of the small intestine whose role is to increase absorption area

viral receptor
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glycoprotein used to attach a virus to host cells via molecules on the cell

virion
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viroid
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plant pathogen that produces only a single, specific RNA

virus core
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contains the virus genome

virus with an ssDNA genome
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virus with a dsRNA genome

vision
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sense of sight

vital capacity (VC)
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sum of the expiratory reserve volume, tidal volume, and inspiratory reserve volume

vitamin
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organic substance necessary in small amounts to sustain life

viviparity
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process in which the young develop within the female, receiving nourishment from the mother’s blood through a placenta

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