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Antagonistic Muscle

Definition of Antagonistic Muscle What does the term “antagonistic” mean? As the name suggests, the word antagonistic... Read More

Aid

Improve the condition of; ''These pills will help the... Read More

Oar

oar 1. An implement for impelling a boat, being a slender piece of timber, usually ash or spruce, with a grip or handle at... Read More

Advance

Advance 1. The act of advancing or moving forward or upward; progress. 2. Improvement or progression, physically, mentally,... Read More

Relief

relief 1. The act of relieving, or the state of being relieved; the removal, or partial removal, of any evil, or of anything... Read More

Endocrine system

Definition noun The bodily system consists of the endocrine glands, and is responsible for the production and secretion of... Read More

Symbiosis

Symbiosis Definition What is symbiosis? Symbiosis can be defined as any kind of relationship or interaction between two... Read More

Assist

Assist to give support or aid, to be present as a spectator. The activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or... Read More

Chemistry and Life: An Introduction to General, Organic and Biological Chemistry (6th Edition)

Chemistry and Life: An Introduction to General, Organic and Biological Chemistry (6th Edition)  ... Read More

Carotenoid

Definition noun, plural: carotenoids (botany) Any of the pigment molecules, typically yellow, red, and orange, that interact... Read More

Bile

Definition noun A greenish-yellow bodily fluid secreted by the liver and stored in the gallbladder, and discharge into the... Read More

Meiosis

What is Meiosis? A simple definition of meiosis would be is this: meiosis is the process of cell division that results in... Read More

Muscular system

Definition noun An organ system comprised of skeletal muscles, smooth muscles, and cardiac muscles that are responsible for... Read More

Spermiogenesis

Spermiogenesis definition Spermiogenesis is the stage of spermatogenesis wherein the spermatids differentiate into mature... Read More

Concentration gradient

Concentration gradient definition Concentration gradient refers to the gradual change in the concentration of solutes in a... Read More

Cellular respiration

Cellular Respiration Definition The main function of cellular respiration is to break down glucose to form energy. In... Read More

Scolex

The scolex or "head" of a tapeworm. Attaches to the intestine of the definitive host. In some groups, the scolex is... Read More

Thromboxane

Definition noun, plural: thromboxanes Any from the various arachidonic acid metabolites produced by the action of... Read More

Perineum

Definition noun, plural: perinea (anatomy) The region between the anus and the vulva; the region between the scrotum and the... Read More

Field identification

Field identification (Science: zoology) The determination of the taxonomic identity of an individual specimen, under field... Read More

Microscopic section

microscopic section --> section 1. The act of cutting, or separation by cutting; as, the section of bodies. 2. A part... Read More

Tegument

Definition noun (1) (anatomy) An outer covering of the body or of a bodily organ; an integument. (2) (parasitology)... Read More

Pituicyte

Definition noun, plural: pituicytes A specialized glial cell in the neurohypophysis that resembles an astrocyte and plays a... Read More

Parasitism

Definition noun A form of symbiosis in which one organism (called parasite) benefits at the expense of another organism... Read More

Vellus hair

Definition noun Very fine, non-pigmented hair that covers most of the body of human and other mammals Supplement The vellus... Read More

Puddings

pudding 1. A species of food of a soft or moderately hard consistence, variously made, but often a compound of flour or... Read More

Trematode

Definition noun, plural: trematodes A common name for the species belonging to the Class Trematoda, which is characterized... Read More

Pseudopodia

A pseudopodium (plural: pseudopodia) refers to the temporary projection of the cytoplasm of a eukaryotic cell. Pseudopodia... Read More

Glycosylation

Definition noun A biochemical process where a glycan attaches to a protein, a lipid, or other organic molecule, especially... Read More

Golgi apparatus

Definition noun Gol·gi ap·pa·rat·us, ˈgɔl dʒi ˌæpəˈreɪtəs (cell biology) An organelle that is comprised of... Read More

Tapeworm

Definition noun, plural: tapeworms Any of the ribbon-like parasitic worms of the class Cestoda, characterized by possessing... Read More

Agglutination

Agglutination Definition What does agglutination mean? It generally refers to the process of sticking together or the... Read More

Endocrine gland

Definition noun, plural: endocrine glands Any of the ductless glands secreting hormones that are released directly into... Read More

Belt desmosome

Definition noun, plural: belt desmosomes A type of desmosome characterized by a belt-like rivet between neighboring... Read More

Myocardium

Myocardium Definition What is the myocardium of the heart?  It is the muscular middle layer of the heart that is... Read More

Spermatogenesis

Spermatogenesis is the biological process of producing mature sperm cells, and occurs in the male gonad of a sexually... Read More

Amphipathic

Amphipathic is a word used to describe a chemical compound containing both polar (water-soluble) and nonpolar (not... Read More