The immortal cells of Henrietta Lacks - Robin Bulleri

Important Vocabulary Words From The Video


Endangering someone is doing something that could hurt or harm them. It's illegal to endanger someone, and it's also dangerous.

  • The driver was endangering the children by driving too fast.
  • The politician was endangering the public by giving a speech that was too long.

To thrive is to do well, to be successful. When a plant or animal thrives, it is able to grow and survive in difficult conditions.

  • The plant thrived in the hot, dry environment.
  • The business thrived when the new CEO was hired.

To destruct something is to break it or to damage it. When the government destroyed the city, they were breaking the buildings and causing a lot of damage.

  • The construction crews were destroying everything in their path.
  • The wind is destructing the trees.

To crowd something is to put too many people or things in a space. When the stadium was full of people, it was crowded.

  • The factory is overcrowded, and the workers are struggling to keep up.
  • The park is overcrowded, and it's difficult to find a place to sit.

Churning is the process of turning something (usually milk) into cream. It's usually done by heating the milk until it starts to boil, and then adding a special kind of milk protein called casein.

  • The churning machine churns the milk into cream.
  • The churning process causes the milk to become thick and creamy.

Ethically means in a way that is consistent with the principles of right and wrong. When someone says that they are ethically opposed to abortion, they are saying that they believe that abortion is wrong.

  • Ethically, I don't think that it's acceptable to eat meat that's been raised in ways that are cruel.
  • Ethically, I don't think that it's acceptable to cheat on your taxes.

Mumps is a virus that is spread through the air. It is usually a very unpleasant experience, and people often feel a lot of pain and inflammation.

  • She experienced a lot of pain and inflammation from the mumps.
  • The mumps is a virus that is spread through the air.

Ebola is a virus that is very dangerous and can kill people very quickly. It is spread through contact with blood or body fluids, and it is most common in Africa.

  • There has been an outbreak of ebola in the area, and the health care system is struggling to deal with the situation.
  • Ebola is a very dangerous virus, and it is important to be aware of the risks.