Glossary

This glossary is a FREE SERVICE to assist the student and enthusiast alike to get a better understanding of scientific terms, wildlife industry jargon and ecological concepts.
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quarantine restricting the movement of animals to prevent the spread of disease

quartzite Sedimentary rock comprising sand grains (composed of the mineral quartz) in which the grains interlock due to recrystallisation (usually a result of heating), making the rock very hard

quasar a massive, extremely dense star that emits prodigious amounts of x-rays and radio waves. Often found at the center of galaxies

quick-sickness Dwarf Medlar poisoning . Most important plant poisoning in Southern Africa, death due to sudden heart seizure.

quinine A bitter tasting chemical used in the treatment of Malaria, or as an anti-malarial

quintal A unit of measure equal to 100 Kilograms ( 220.5 lbs)

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