secondary extinction

secondary extinction

[¦sek·ən‚der·ē ik′stiŋk·shən]
(physics)
Increased absorption or decreased diffraction of x-rays by a crystal lattice, due to previous reflection of the x-rays from suitably placed crystal planes.
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"We believe that this is the first documented accidental secondary extinction of a mosquito," says coauthor Hillary Young, associate professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology.
In fact, the dynamic nature of networks means that such interference can prevent the majority of secondary extinctions, the researchers report.