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biology.noun
of, relating to, caused by, or affecting life or living organisms; the science of life that deals with the origin, history, physical characteristics, habits, etc. of plants and animals
biological.adjective
of, or connected with biology

bioluminescence.noun
emission of visible light by living organisms such as the firefly and various fish, fungi, bacteria such as those that travel on the Anglerfish. To produce this light oxygen, a molecule called luciferin and luciferase is required. The oxygen and luciferin produce the light, and luciferase, an enzyme slows the reaction produced by the other two down, so that all the molecules fire at once producing a flash! Luciferase is a mystery!

Marine biologist Jean-Francois Rees of the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium says that."...animals can't produce the molecules for bioluminescence by themselves. Its origin is a mystery. Somebody somewhere in the marine environment is making it, but nobody knows who."

The potency produced by the oxygen and the luciferin isn't necessary for light production, and without the inhibitive luciferase, the chemical reaction would be used up far too quickly. All three components are necessary to produce this defensive mechanism. If they didn't exist simultaneously, deep sea life relying upon bioluminescence would have been quickly eradicated.

There is no plausible answer other than God planned a system to ensure that they would be around for a long while.

Bioluminescence is common in deep sea animals.
bioluminescent.adjective

bitter, bitterish.adjective
marked by intensity or severity; acrid; being relentlessly determined; vehement; exhibiting intense animosity (bitter enemies); harshly reproachful; marked by cynicism and rancor; intensely unpleasant 
bitterness.noun
bitterly.adverb

bland.adjective
mild; smooth; agreeable; a little insipid

blasphemy, blasphemer.nouns
the act of insulting or showing contempt or lack of reverence for God, and/or the spiritual things of God
blaspheme.verb
inflected form(s).blasphemed, blaspheming, blasphemes
transitive senses.to speak of or address with irreverence; to revile; to abuse 
intransitive senses.to utter blasphemy

blasphemous.adjective
impiously.irreverent; profane; to blaspheme
blasphemously.adverb
blasphemousness.noun

blight.noun
a disease or injury of plants resulting in withering, cessation of growth, and death of parts without rotting; an organism that causes blight; something that frustrates plans or hopes; something that impairs or destroys; a deteriorated condition (urban blight) 
transitive senses-to affect (as a plant) with blight; to cause to deteriorate 
intransitive senses-to suffer from or become affected with blight

blithely.adverb
lacking due concern; carefree
blithe.adjective
blithness.noun

botany.noun,.plural.botanies
the science or study of plants; the plant life of a particular area (the botany of the Kananaskis area); the characteristic features and biology of a particular kind of plant or plant group.

botulism.noun
poisoning resulting from certain bacillus (botulinus) producing the toxin botulin, which is sometimes found in foods improperly canned or preserved. Botulism grows in moist dark conditions which have an absence of sufficient air.

bounty.noun
a payment to encourage the destruction of noxious animals; a payment for the capture of or assistance in the capture of an outlaw

bout.noun
a period of time spent in some activity

BRAIN
frontal lobe the largest and most anterior (at the front) part of each cerebral hemisphere
ganglion.noun; plural-ganglia or ganglions
a group of nerve cells forming a nerve center, especially one located outside the brain or spinal cord
ganglionic.adjective
gray matter brownish gray nerve tissue, especially of the brain and spinal cord, composed of nerve cell bodies and their dendrites and some supportive tissue
occipital lobe the posterior (at the rear) lobe of each cerebral hemisphere, having the shape of a three-sided pyramid and containing the visual center of the brain.
parietal lobe the division of each hemisphere of the brain that lies beneath each parietal bone
temporal lobe   the lower lateral lobe of either cerebral hemisphere, located in front of the occipital lobe and containing the sensory center of hearing in the brain

brash, brasher, brashest.adjectives
hasty and unthinking; impetuous; rash; lacking in sensitivity or tact; presumptuously forward; impudent; shameless; audacious; bold; flippant; brazen; cheeky
brashly.adverb
brashness.noun

brazen.adjective
marked by flagrant and insolent.audacity; shameless; having a loud, usually harsh, resonant sound; made of brass; resembling brass, as in color or strength
brazen, brazened, brazening, brazens.transitive verbs
to face or undergo with bold self assurance (brazened out the crisis)
brazenly.adverb
brazenness.noun

bolster, bolstered, bolstering, bolsters.transitive verbs
to buoy up (visitors bolstered the patient's morale); to support or prop up with or as if with a long, narrow pillow or cushion; 
bolsterer, bolster.nouns
a long narrow pillow or cushion

bucolic.adjective
of or characteristic of the countryside or its people; rustic; rural; of or characteristic of shepherds or flocks; pastoral
bucolic.noun
a pastoral poem; a farmer or shepherd; a rustic
bucolically.adverb

buffet.noun
a blow or cuff with or as if with the hand
buffet, buffeted, buffeting, buffets.verbs
transitive use.to hit or beat, especially repeatedly; to strike against forcefully; batter (winds that buffeted the tent); beat; to drive or force with or as if with repeated blows (was buffeted about from job to job by the vagaries of the economy); to force (one's way) with difficulty.
intransitive use.to force one's way with difficulty (a ship buffeting against the wind
buffeter.noun

bequeath, bequeathed, bequeathing, bequeaths.transitive verbs Law.-.to leave or give (property) by will; to pass (something) on to another; hand down (bequeathed to their children a respect for other human beings)
bequeathal.or.bequeathment, bequeather.nouns

bequest.noun
the act of giving, leaving by will, or passing on to another; something that is bequeathed; a legacy

bestial.adjective
beastly; marked by brutality or depravity; brute; lacking in intelligence or reason; subhuman
bestially.adverb

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