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lair, layer
lair (LAIR) (noun)
The hiding or resting place for some animals in the wild: The fox cubs played in front of their lair while their mother watched them.
layer (LAY uhr) (noun)
1. An individual or animal that places items carefully: Todd was a bricklayer by profession.

That red hen is a good layer.

2. A visible stratum or the overlapping of materials: At the point where the road was cut, Randy could see the layer of sandstone between the layers of soft clay.

The lair of the foxes was lined with several different materials; the last layer was soft and comfortable for the new fox cubs.

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(Latin: horizontal layer; stretched, spread out; layer, cloud layer; strew, scatter, disperse)
(Greek: germ, bud; shoot, formative cell or layer; of or pertaining to an embryonic or germinal stage of development)
(Latin: bark, rind; literally, that which is "stripped off"; used in its extended senses, chief among these being "pertaining to the outer layer of a bodily organ, especially the brain")
(Greek > Latin: layer of simple cells lining the inner surface of the circulatory organs)
(Latin: thin plate or layer)
(Latin: thin plate or layer; the neurophysis of a vertebra)
Word Entries containing the term: “layer
atmospheric boundary layer (s) (noun), surface boundary layer, surface layer, friction layer, ground layer; atmospheric boundary layers (pl)
1. In the earth's atmosphere, the planetary boundary layer is the air layer near the ground affected by diurnal heat, moisture, or momentum transfer to or from the surface.
2. The thin layer of air adjacent to the earth's surface, usually considered to be less than 300 feet (91 meters) high.
3. The thin layer of air adjacent to the earth's surface, extending up to the so-called anemometer level (the base of the Ekman layer [thin top layer of the sea]); within this layer the wind distribution is determined largely by the vertical temperature gradient and the nature and contours of the underlying surface, and shearing stresses are approximately constant.
This entry is located in the following units: atmo-, atm- + (page 2) sphero-, spher-, -sphere- (page 2)
atmospheric layer (s) (noun), atmospheric layers (pl)
1. Any one of a number of layers of the atmosphere, most commonly distinguished by temperature distribution: "The atmospheric layer is also known as the atmospheric shell or atmospheric region."
2. One of several strata or layers of the earth's atmosphere.

Temperature distribution is the most common criterion used for denoting the various shells.

This entry is located in the following units: atmo-, atm- + (page 4) sphero-, spher-, -sphere- (page 3)
electric double layer, electrical double layer, double layer, double ionic layer
1. A process that takes place at a solid-liquid interface.

It is made up of ions of one charge type which are fixed to the surface of the solid and an equal number of mobile ions of the opposite charge which are distributed through the neighboring region of the liquid.

2. The area of a charge separation formed when an electrode meets an ionic conductor.

A metal electrode in a water solution forms a specific structure consisting of the metal surface itself, an adjoining layer of adsorbed (adhesion to the surfaces of solids) water molecules and ions, and an outer region of oppositely charged ions diffused in the liquid.

This causes an electric field of considerable intensity.

3. An interfacial region, near the boundary between two different phases of a substance, in which physical properties change significantly.
4. A structure that appears on the surface of a charged object when it is placed into a liquid.

This object might be a solid particle, a gas bubble, a liquid droplet, or a porous body.

This entry is located in the following unit: electro-, electr-, electri- (page 8)
eluvial layer (s) (noun), eluvial layers (pl)
The leached (emptied or drained) upper part of a soil profile: The eluvial layer that lost the essential soil minerals from its light sandy soils caused by a year of excessive rain.
This entry is located in the following unit: luto-, lut-, luv-, lu- (page 4)
friction layer
The thin layer of the atmosphere adjacent to the earth's surface.
This entry is located in the following unit: frica-, frict-, -frice + (page 1)
mantle layer
1. The part of the interior of the earth, or another planet, located below the crust and above the core, extending to a depth of about 3,500 kilometers below the surface.

The hot plastic asthenosphere, part upper mantle and lower crust about 186 miles (300 kilometers) thick, separates the more brittle crust-mantle lithosphere above from the mesosphere below.

This is thought to be responsible for the movement of the lithospheric plates (crustal plates) which slowly "carry" the continents around the planet.

The more solid mesosphere, which is located below he asthenosphere, includes part of the upper and all of the lower mantle.

—Partly compiled from information located in
The New York Public Library Science Desk Reference
Editorial Director, Patricia Barnes-Svarney; A Stonesong Press Book;
New York; 1995; page 377.

2. The nuclear zone of the developing neural tube between the marginal layer and the ependymal layer (covering of internal and external surfaces of the body, including the lining of vessels and other small cavities); which forms the gray matter of the central nervous system.
This entry is located in the following unit: mantel-, mantle-, -manteau + (page 1)
ozonosphere, ozone layer
1. A region in the upper atmosphere, about 6–30 miles (10–50 kilometers) high, with significant concentrations of ozone, formed by the effect of solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation on oxygen and also present in trace quantities elsewhere in earth's atmosphere.
2. The layer of the upper atmosphere, from 15 to 50 kilometers (10 to 30 miles) above the earth's surface, where most atmospheric ozone collects, absorbing harmful ultraviolet radiation from the sun.

In the 1980's it was realized that industrial pollutants such as CFC's were damaging the ozone layer and that holes had appeared in it, especially over the Antarctic.

CFC refers to a gas containing carbon, hydrogen, chlorine, and fluorine; some forms of which are said to damage the ozone layer in the earth's atmosphere.

This entry is located in the following units: ozono-, ozon-, ozoni-, ozo-, oz- + (page 3) sphero-, spher-, -sphere- (page 10)
thin-layer electrophoresis
Zone electrophoresis in which the supporting medium is applied in a thin layer to a glass or plastic strip.
This entry is located in the following unit: electro-, electr-, electri- (page 101)
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intrinsic layer
A layer of semiconductor material, used in a photovoltaic device, whose properties are essentially those of the pure, undoped, material.
This entry is located in the following unit: Photovoltaic Conversion Efficiency Terms + (page 10)
mixed layer
The upper layer of the ocean that is reasonably well mixed due to the action of the wind, tides, or winter convective cooling.

This layer is reasonably homogenous in terms of its temperature, salinity, and nutrient concentrations; this is also the layer where most primary production occurs.

This entry is located in the following unit: Ocean and Deep Sea Terms (page 3)
N-type, N-type layer, N-type semiconductor, N-type silicon
1. A semiconductor to which an impurity has been added so the concentration of electrons is much higher than the concentration of holes; the electrical current is carried chiefly by these electrons.
2. Negative semiconductor material in which there are more electrons than holes; current is carried through it by the flow of electrons.
This entry is located in the following unit: Photovoltaic Conversion Efficiency Terms + (page 14)
ozonosphere, ozone layer
The area that protects all organisms from the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun, is located within the stratosphere, between 10 to 30 miles (16 to 48 kilometers) in altitude.
This entry is located in the following unit: Meteorology or Weather Terms + (page 5)
planetary boundary layer, PBL
The lower part of the earth's atmosphere that is directly influenced by conditions on the surface; such as, evapotranspiration.

Its height is variable and ranges from 100 to 3,000 meters.

This entry is located in the following unit: Astronomy and related astronomical terms (page 19)