It is appropriate for students of all levels to take note of new and interesting words they find in the process of reading in the content areas.  Below are a few words I am encountering, both science-related and from the other texts I am reading for the Winter quarter program. I will add definitions, generally from Merriam-Webster or the online visual thesaurus as I actually look them up. When possible, I will create a link to the full definition and pronunciation.

  • lacunae: a gap in a structure (when I saw it, used to mean a gap in information).
  • habitus: (in sociology) a person’s predisposition; (in medicine) a person’s body type and physical condition.