One word substitution–31

Continuing our tryst with our exploration of ‘one word substitution‘ list, we present more words as they keep coming. These words are intended to give the exact meaning of a sentence by a single word. These types of lists come pretty handy if you want to improve your vocabulary in English language.

The process of fusing male and female sexual cells to produce young ones. Fertilisation
Generic scientific name for plants. Flora
The process by which a young plant begins to grow. Germination
The dormant condition in which plants and vegetables. Hibernation
Soil composed largely of decayed plants and vegetables. Humus
A cluster of flowers on a branch. Inflorescence
A liquid or powder preparation for killing insects. Insecticide
Animals without backbone. Invertebrates
To supply land with water by artificial means. Irrigate
The inside of a nut. Kernel
Animals which carry their young in a pouch,e.g. Kangaroo Marsupials
Plants with one seed-leaf,e.g. Corn Mono-cotyledonous
The flesh of sheep/goats. Mutton
One who studies plant and animal life. Naturalist
The parts of an animal killed for food which are rejected or considered waste. Offal
Rock from which metal is extracted. Ore
A plant or animal living on another. Parasite
The part of the embryo of a plant which forms the stem. Plumule
The  process by which pollen dust is transferred from the stamen to the pistil. Pollination
A four-footed animal. Qurdruped
The part of the embryo of a plant which forms the root. Radicle
The process by means of which plants and animals breathe. Respiration
A thick,horizontal,underground stem,e.g. Ginger Rhizome
A gnawing animal,e.g. Rat Rodent
A cud-chewing animal,e.g. Cow Ruminant
The dead skin cast off by a snake. Slough
The track of a wild animal. Spoor
Two leaf-like appendages at the base of some leaves. Stipules
Tiny openings on the under-surface of leaves through which the plant breathes. Stomata
A spiral shoot of a plant which winds itself round another body for support. Tendril
The  process by which plants give off excess water through their leaves. Transpiration
The meet of deer. Venison

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