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Acidic

Acidic (Science: chemical) Containing a high percentage of silica; opposed to basic. Being or containing an acid; of a... Read More

Acidophile

Definition noun, plural: acidophiles An organism that can or must live in an acidic environment Supplement An acidophile is... Read More

Soils

Where a plant grows and what resources are available to it is of vital importance to the life of a plant. The soil type and... Read More

Intermediate filaments

Definition noun plural: intermediate filaments A type of cytoskeleton characterized by having a diameter ranging from 8... Read More

Alimentary canal

Definition of Alimentary canal What is the alimentary canal? The alimentary canal is a muscular hollow continuous tubular... Read More

Intermediate filament

Definition noun plural: intermediate filaments A type of cytoskeleton characterized by having a diameter ranging from 8... Read More

Thermophile

Thermophiles Definition What are thermophiles? Let us first understand the literal meaning of the word ‘thermophile’.... Read More

Intracellular digestion

Intracellular Digestion Definition What is intracellular digestion? ‘Intra’ means "inside" and ‘cellular’ pertains... Read More

Digestive Enzymes

Have you ever thought about what happens to the food after you have taken it into your mouth? How those big steak pieces... Read More

Acidosis

Acidosis (Science: biochemistry) a metabolic condition, characterised by an increase in hydrogen ion concentration, that... Read More

Neutrophile

Definition noun, plural: neutrophiles (1) A neutrophilic organism that lives and thrives in an environment with a... Read More

Nucleosome

Nucleosome Definition Every organism is made of deoxyribonucleic acid, also known as DNA. DNA is made up of numerous... Read More

Decomposer

Decomposer Definition The organisms that carry out the process of decay or break down of the dead organism are known as... Read More

Iodine test

Iodine Test Definition The iodine test is a chemical reaction-based identification test for starch. In this test, iodine... Read More

Hydrophilic

Hydrophilic Definition What does a hydrophile (or hydrophilic molecule) mean? If a molecule is “water-loving”, it is... Read More

Phagolysosome

Definition noun plural: phagolysosomes (cell biology) A cytoplasmic body that forms from the fusion of phagosome and... Read More

Fruits, Flowers, and Seeds

Flowering plants grow in a wide variety of habitats and environments. They can go from germination of a seed to a mature... Read More

Chemical Composition of the Body

In order to fully understand the mechanisms of human physiology, it is important to have an understanding of the chemical... Read More

Cytoskeleton

Definition noun plural: cytoskeletons cy·to·skel·e·ton (cell biology) The lattice or internal framework of a cell... Read More

Ecosystem Succession

Just one of the amazing aspects of life on Earth is that it spreads to all areas where the habitat will allow it to survive.... Read More

Hydrogen

Hydrogen is one of the chemical elements found in nature. A chemical element refers to the pure substance of one type of... Read More

Gamete

Definition of Gamete What is a gamete? A gamete is the mature reproductive or sex cell that contains a haploid number of... Read More

Plaques

plaque (Science: dentistry) dental plaque is a combination of food (left in the mouth after eating), bacteria (which live in... Read More

Follicle-stimulating hormone

Follicle Stimulating Hormone Definition In the pituitary gland of the brain, gonadotropic hormones are released.... Read More

Glycosaminoglycan

Definition noun (biochemistry) The polysaccharide unit of proteoglycan Supplement Glycosaminoglycans are the polysaccharide... Read More

Abiotic factor

There are several factors that shape the environment. This article is focused on what abiotic factor is and how it... Read More

Thermoacidophile

Thermoacidophiles (thermoacidophile, singular) are archaebacteria that can usually be found in very acidic environments that... Read More

Biomolecule

A molecule is an electrically neutral, group of atoms that can exist alone in a free state while its characteristic... Read More

Deoxyribonucleic acid

Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) Definition A nucleic acid refers to any of the group of complex compounds made up of linear... Read More

Gamma-amylase

'Definition noun, plural: gamma-amylases A form of amylase that cleaves the last alpha-1,4-glycosidic linkages at the... Read More

Basic dye

Definition noun, plural: basic dyes (biological techniques) A dye that ionize in solution giving a positively-charged ions... Read More

Acid dye

Definition noun, plural: acid dyes (biological techniques) A dye containing acidic group(s) and is used in staining... Read More

Endomembrane system

Ever wondered how biomolecules are made within the cell and then they are released outside the cell for use by the body?... Read More

Gastric chief cell

Definition noun, plural: gastric chief cells An epithelial cell that is found mainly in the mucosal layer of the stomach... Read More

Extremophile

Definition noun, plural: extremophiles An organism adapted to live and thrive in an environment with extreme conditions such... Read More

Halophile

Definition noun, plural: halophiles An organism that thrives in an environment of high salinity Supplement A halophile... Read More

Trehalose

Definition noun plural: trehaloses tre·ha·lose, loʊs A disaccharide made up of two α-glucose molecules, and serves as... Read More

Carbon dioxide

Carbon Dioxide Definition noun, car·bon di·ox·ide, /daɪˈɒksaɪd/ (biochemistry) An inorganic compound, with the... Read More

Phagosome

Definition noun plural: phagosomes phag·o·some, ˈfæg əˌsoʊm (cell biology) A vesicle that forms by pinching off... Read More

Plant Cells vs. Animal Cells

Plant Cells Most cells are not visible with the naked eye. However, with microscopes of various types, plant cells can be... Read More