An alphabetical glossary of technical terms used on the site.
- Wāhi tapu
Sacred place with cultural or spiritual significance.
- Water cluster
The clustering of different numbers of water molecules, which are held together by weak bonds called hydrogen bonds.
The distance between two successive points of an electromagnetic waveform, usually measured in nanometres (nm).
- Wild type
The typical form of an organism, strain or gene.
A wool yarn made from long, tightly twisted fibres creating fine, smooth fabric.