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Analogous

In evolutionary biology, the meaning of analogous is “having similarities in functions but different evolutionary... Read More

Analogous structures

In evolutionary biology, analogous structures are defined as biological structures having similar or corresponding functions... Read More

Homologous structures

Homologous Structures Definition What are homologous structures? Before we define that, let us first identify the meaning... Read More

Convergent evolution

Convergent evolution definition What is convergent evolution? Convergent evolution is a concept in evolutionary biology... Read More

Analogy

Definition noun, plural: analogies (evolutionary biology) Structural or behavioural similarity in terms of functions between... Read More

Homogenous

What is homogenous? What does homogenous mean? The word homogenous has been derived from two Greek words that are “homo”... Read More

Divergent evolution

Divergent evolution definition Divergent evolution refers to the process by which interbreeding species diverged into two... Read More

Nucleoplasm

Definition noun plural: nucleoplasm nu·cle·o·plasm, ˈnjuːklɪəˌplæzəm (cell biology) The protoplasm of the... Read More

Convergence

Definition noun (evolutionary biology) The evolutionary process in which the organisms evolve bodily parts that are... Read More

Haptonema

Haptonema (Science: cell biology) filament extending between the paired flagella of certain unicellular algae (haptophytes).... Read More

Lobry de bruyn-van ekenstein transformation

Lobry de bruyn-van ekenstein transformation The conversion of glucose to fructose and mannose in dilute alkali by... Read More

Vascular capacitance

vascular capacitance The relationship between the volume of blood contained within a segment of vasculature and the pressure... Read More

Actions of Caffeine in the Brain with Special Reference to Factors That Contribute to Its Widespread Use

IV. Actions of Caffeine on Brain Functions and Behavior Having discussed the molecular and neuronal actions of caffeine,... Read More

Septate junction

septate junction An intercellular junction found in invertebrate epithelia that is characterised by a ladder like appearance... Read More

Pseudopodia

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

Circulatory fluid

Definition noun The fluid confined within the vessel in a closed circulatory system or that contained in a cavity (hemocoel)... Read More

A Symbiont Betrays Its Host

It came as a surprise to me recently to realize how much is known about the immune responses of plants and, moreover, how... Read More

Blindness – Evolutionary regression? Maybe not!

The recent Netflix's hit flick, Bird Box, surely startled the viewers with the thrilling scenarios revolving around the... Read More

Homoplasty

Definition noun, plural: (1) (evolution) The acquisition of a similar form or structure between species of different... Read More

Law of recapitulation

Definition noun The theory formulated by E.H. Haeckel in which the individuals in their embryonic development pass through... Read More

Steroid

Definition noun, plural: steroids Any of the group of fat-soluble organic compounds containing four rings arranged in a... Read More

Tongue

Definition noun, plural: tongues (anatomy) The flexible muscular organ situated in the floor of the oral cavity; it is... Read More

Heart

Definition noun, plural: hearts (1) (anatomy) The chambered muscular organ of vertebrates that moves blood through the body... Read More

Law of biogenesis

Definition noun (1) The principle stating that life arises from pre-existing life, not from nonliving material. (2)... Read More

Nucleus

In cell biology, the nucleus is the large, membrane-bounded organelle that contains the genetic material in the form of... Read More

Figures

Figure 1. The form of anything; shape; outline; appearance. Flowers have all exquisite figures. (Bacon) 2. The... Read More

Respiration

Definition noun, plural: respirations Any of the various analogous processes by which there is an exchange of... Read More

Tap

tap 1. A hole or pipe through which liquor is drawn. 2. A plug or spile for stopping a hole pierced in a cask, or the like;... Read More

Persulphocyanic

persulphocyanic (Science: chemistry) Pertaining to, or designating, a yellow crystalline substance (called also... Read More

Dorsal

Definition adjective (1) (anatomy) Of, toward, in, on, or near the back (or any analogous bodily reference) of an... Read More

Recapitulation theory

Definition noun The theory formulated by E.H. Haeckel in which the individuals in their embryonic development pass through... Read More

Brake

Brake 1. (Science: botany) a fern of the genus Pteris, especially. The P. Aquilina, common in almost all countries. It has... Read More

Inanition fever

Inanition fever --> thirst fever An elevation of temperature in infants after reduction of fluid intake, diarrhoea, or... Read More

Helianthin

Helianthin (Science: chemistry) An artificial, orange dyestuff, analogous to tropaolin, and like it used as an indicator in... Read More

Biogenetic law

Definition noun (1) The principle stating that life arises from pre-existing life, not from non-living material. (2)... Read More