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Definitions for terms used in this issue...

aquifers (Beetle FAQs) - water-bearing strata of permeable rock, sand, or gravel.

brood (Beetle Outbreak) - the young of an animal or insect, hatched and cared for at the same time.

carbohydrate (Beetle Outbreak) - any of various neutral compounds of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen (as sugars, starches, and celluloses) most of which are formed by green plants and which constitute a major class of animal foods.

complimentary (Color Palette) - exhibiting favor or esteem; not clashing.

deciduous (Ask a Gardener) - falling off, as leaves from a tree; not evergreen; not persistent.

floodplains (May Monsoon Prep) - level land that may be submerged by floodwaters. Plains built up by stream deposits.

forbs (Beetle FAQs) - fodders or foods; herbs other than grass.

galleries (Beetle FAQs) - passages made in wood by insects.

monochromatic (Color Palette) - of a single color; exhibiting different tones of the same color, as whites.

pandemic (Beetle FAQs) - occurring over a wide geographic area and affecting a high proportion of the population.

permethrin (Beetle Outbreak) - a synthetic pyrethrin (pyrethrins are oily liquid esters having insecticidal properties and occurring in the flowers of pyrethrum) used as an insecticide.

phloem (Beetle FAQs) - the food conducting tissue of vascular plants; bark.

predacious (Beetle FAQs) - living by preying on other animals.

resin (Beetle Outbreak) - a sticky organic substance (usually transparent or translucent and flammable) formed in plant secretions, and insoluble in water.

slash (Beetle Outbreak) - debris, as from logging; an open tract in a forest strewn with such debris.

systemics (Beetle Outbreak) - pesticides that, as used, are harmless to the plant or higher animal, but when absorbed into the sap makes the entire organism toxic to pests.

translocated (Beetle FAQs) - displaced; the conduction of soluble material from one part of a plant to another.

transpiration (Summer Tree Care) - the act of giving off or exuding water vapor from a living body through a membrane or pores, especially of leaves.

volatile (Beetle FAQs) - characterized by or subject to unexpected change; readily vaporizable at a relatively low temperature.

watersheds (Beetle FAQs) - regions bounded peripherally and draining ultimately to a particular watercourse of body of water.

xylem (Beetle FAQs) - the water conducting tissue of vascular plants.



Maricopa County Master Gardener Volunteer Information
Last Updated April 29, 2003
Author: Lucy K. Bradley, Extension Agent Urban Horticulture, University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, Maricopa County
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