Quiz: Can You Spell These Biology Words?
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Can You Spell These Biology Words?
By: Isadora Teich
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About This Quiz

The English language is one of the hardest languages for those who did not grow up natively speaking it to learn. It is famous for having more exceptions than rules and a lot of quirks that seem purely random to those who didn't grow up with it. However, some words are trickier than others. And scientific lingo poses a unique challenge. These words are often very long and have roots in other languages that can make them quite tricky. After all, Latin is a dead language. And that is where a lot of scientific jargon comes from.  

Scientific jargon can be tricky to master, but people who have a love of science can always figure it out. From the long words to their interesting meanings, there is so much to digest when it comes to scientific lingo! 

Are you a science lover with an interest in all things biology? If you are a real expert, see if you can ace this biology-themed spelling quiz! The words are often long and challenging, with combinations of letters and sounds that are not super common in everyday English that most people speak. Is it Eukaryote or Uekariote? Is it mitochondria or miiteocondria? You tell us! 

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Can you pick the correct spelling?
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Is "botany" spelled correctly?
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Can you complete the part of the brain called the "medulla ________"?
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Is the word "gonadd" spelled correctly?
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Can you fill in the missing letters in "th__ax"?
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Can you fill in the missing letters in "sym____osis"?
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How is the word for the green pigment in plant organisms spelled?
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Is "pollen" spelled right?
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Oak trees are what kind of trees?
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What letter does the word "_pidermis" start with?
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Which of these do invertebrates have?
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Is "hipothesiss" spelled correctly?
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Can you fill in the missing letters in "po___nation"?
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Can you pick the correct spelling?
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What is an organism's ancestry?
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Which of these do we all have?
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Is "sytoplasum" spelled correctly?
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What has mass?
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Can you finish the word "membr______"?
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Can you fill in the missing letters in "____notype"?
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Can you complete the word "n_____toxin" with the right letters?
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Can you pick the correct spelling?
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How does the word "______thogen" begin?
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How do you spell "photo____thesis"?
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Is "loam" spelled correctly?
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Can you complete the word "_____valve"?
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A _______ can infect you.
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Is the word "spesies" spelled correctly?
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What is the study of fossils?
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Which word relates to change?
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Can you complete the word "_____tosis"?
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Is "jenetics" spelled correctly?
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How do you begin the word "____lement"?
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Which of these is correct?
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Can you finish the word "antibiot____"?
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