Glossary for Appendix 1

not associated with or derived from living organisms. Abiotic factors include sunlight, temperature, wind patterns, and precipitation.
body weight
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relating to the skin
US spelling of oedema, meaning the presence of abnormally large amounts of fluid between body cells, especially just under the skin
state of altered reactivity characterised by an exaggerated immune response
in(to) the abdominal cavity
one of two or more compounds, radicals or ions that contain the same number of atoms of the same elements but differ in structural arrangement. Such differences often lead to very different properties, including effects on biological matter.
attracted to/having an affinity for, tending to combine with, or capable of dissolving in, lipids (fats).
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entity that can cause genetic mutation
entity which is toxic to the nervous system
chemical substance that transmits nerve impulses
 Oestrogenic (US spelling estrogenic)
acting like, or promoting the activity of, the female hormone oestrogen
an adverse reaction to ultraviolet light or sunlight caused by chemicals. Typically affects skin, causing sunburn, blisters and other skin problems.
exposure to allergen that results in the development of hypersensitivity
ability to cause defects in a developing foetus