Short Definitions: Practice

Select one of the following, and press Rewrite. You'll then rewrite the base sentence using the "raw materials" to create synonyms and other types of short definitions:

Base sentence: One of the most important classes of disorders of the hematological system involves various types of anemia.
Raw materials: Anemia is a disorder of the red blood cells.
Base sentence:Alzheimer's disease was first described in 1907 by Alos Alzheimer, a German physician.
Raw materials: Alzheimer's disease is defined as an adult-onset neurological disorder.
Base sentence:Carbon dioxide is essential for photosynthesis.
Raw materials: Carbon dioxide is an odorless, colorless gas that constitutes about 0.035% of the atmosphere. Photosynthesis is the process by which the sun's energy is converted to forms usable by plants and animals.
Base sentence:As of the 1980s, between 30 and 40 million metric tons of hazardous wastes were generated in the United States annually.
Raw materials:Hazardous waste can be defined as a substance that can cause serious, irreversible, or incapacitating illness as well as environmental damage if not handled properly.
Base sentence:For example, gene therapy could provide medical treatment to eliminate sickle-cell disease.
Raw materials:Sickle-cell disease is a human genetic disorder involving red blood cells.

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