vocabulary - growing up
cam·bi·um bark - (noun)
new bark; the thin layer of new bark just inside the outside bark containing living, active cells that divide constantly during the growing season, ultimately forming tree rings.
cell (noun)
The smallest structural unit of an organism that's able to function independently, (It has one or more nuclei, cytoplasm, and various organelles, all surrounded by a semi-permeable cell membrane).
di·am·e·ter (noun)
the length of measure of a straight line segment that goes from the edges and passes through the center of a figure, especially of a circle or sphere
e·merge (verb)
to appear; come out of a hidden area into view
e·vap·o·rate (verb)
To convert or change into a vapor, when moisture dries
ex·pand (verb)
to make bigger, enlarge; to increase the size, volume, quantity, or scope
heart·wood (noun)
The older, inactive central wood of a tree or woody plant. Heartwood is usually darker and harder than the younger sapwood. It is also called duramen.
in·flu·ence (noun)
the power to change a person, thing, or an event.
lum·ber
(noun) the cut wood from trees prepared for building
(Verb) to cut down trees and prepare the wood for market
mol·e·cule (noun)
a tiny bit, the smallest particle that an element or compound can be divided into without changing or altering its chemical structure.
ni·tro·gen (noun)
A colorless, odorless gaseous element that makes up almost four fifths of the air by volume, also present in various minerals and in all proteins. Among the wide variety of uses, used in manicuring ammonia, nitric acid, TNT, and fertilizers.
nu·tri·ent (noun)
A source of nourishment, especially a nourishing ingredient in a food.
phos·pho·rus (noun)
A naturally occurring element in phosphates, especially apatite (the presence of apatite can indicate fossil bone), one of its many uses is as a fertilizer.
plight of the blight!
the dilemma of the plant infection
pore (noun)
a tiny opening for example in an organism's surface, such as in the skin or on the surface of a leaf
shed (verb)
To let fall; to throw off; to naturally lose or rid of a growth or covering
tube (noun)
An organic structure with a cylindrical shape OR with the function of conveying/being a passageway for liquid.