Dictionary > Topology

Topology

Definition
noun, plural: topologies
(Study or analysis of) Configuration of parts or elements
Supplement
Topology is used in various scientific fields. Thus, it may be perceived differently depending on the way a field applies it.
In anatomy, topology refers to the topological approach in studying anatomy, i.e. studying based on anatomic regions and the relations between the structures, and is referred to as topographic anatomy.
In biochemistry, membrane topology is used as a method or analysis to determine and predict the orientation of transmembrane protein in the lipid bilayer.
In ecology, topology is the study of patterns of interconnections in a network system, and specifically called ecological topology.


You will also like...

Peppered moth ("Biston betularia") melanic and light form
Theory of Natural Selection

This tutorial investigates the genetic diversity in more detail. It also delineates how certain alleles are favored over..

Growth Patterns
Growth Patterns

This tutorial describes the sigmoid curve, annual plant growth, tree growth, human growth, and insect growth as the grow..

Cambial cells
Plant Tissues

Plant organs are comprised of tissues working together for a common function. The different types of plant tissues are m..

primitive arthropods
Arthropods

The arthropods were assumed to be the first taxon of species to possess jointed limbs and exoskeleton, exhibit more adva..

Kidneys
Kidneys and Regulation of Water and Inorganic Ions

The kidneys are responsible for the regulation of water and inorganic ions. Read this tutorial to learn about the differ..

Population Regulation in an Ecosystem
Population Regulation in an Ecosystem

With regard to the population size of a species and what factors may affect them, two factors have been defined. They ar..