ANTIOXIDANT – a health-promoting substance found in foods that provides protection against harmful free radicals

ARILS – fleshy, juice-filled sacs on the interior of the fruit, each containing one seed

ATHEROSCLEROSIS – a contributor to cardiovascular disease characterized by the blocking of arteries by fat deposits

COTYLEDON – a leaf on the embryonic seed of a flowering plant; may occur alone or in pairs

CROSS-POLLINATION – the transfer of pollen from the male part of one flower to the female part of another, potentially resulting in the formation of a new plant

DICOT – short for dicotyledon; a member of the phylum Anthophyta (flowering plants) whose seed contains two embryonic leaves

DIPLOID – term used to describe a cell that has two sets of chromosomes

GLOMEROMYCOTA – phylum of fungi that forms a mutualistic relationship called endomyccorhizae with various plant species

GRENADINE – a product of pomegranates, a syrup commonly used in mixed drinks

HAPLOID – term used to describe a cell that has just one set of chromosomes

MONOECIOUS – term used to describe a species that houses the male and female reproductive parts on one individual; hermaphroditic

PERICARP – white, membranous material inside the pomegranate that separates the arils into    chambers

pH – the measure of acidity in a medium based on the hydrogen ion concentration; pH scale runs from 0 (extremely acidic) to 14 (extremely basic), with 7 being neutral

PHOTOSYNTHESIS – process in which an autotrophic organism produces nutrients via conversion of light energy into chemical energy

TAPROOT – one main root; characteristic of a dicot

VASCULAR TISSUE – supportive transport tissue consisting of xylem and phloem, present in vascular plants


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