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Arm

Arm 1. The limb of the human body which extends from the shoulder to the hand; also, the corresponding limb of a monkey. 2.... Read More

Upper lateral cutaneous nerve of arm

upper lateral cutaneous nerve of arm --> superior lateral brachial cutaneous nerve (Science: anatomy, nerve) The terminal... Read More

Chromosome

Chromosomes Definition Chromosomes are the thread-like structure present in the nucleus of plant and animal cells.... Read More

Muscular system

Muscular System Definition What is the muscular system? The muscular system is a system that includes muscle cells and... Read More

Antagonistic Muscle

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

Brachial

Brachial or, L. Brachialis (bracch-), from bracchium (bracch-) arm: cf. F. Brachial. 1. (Science: anatomy) Pertaining or... Read More

Paracentric inversion

Definition noun, plural: paracentric inversions (genetics) An inversion of a segment of chromosome in which the centromere... Read More

Transfer ribonucleic acid

Definition noun plural: transfer ribonucleic acids trans•fer ri•bo•nu•cle•ic ac•id, ˈtɹænsfɝ... Read More

Antebrachium

Definition noun, plural: antebrachia The forearm, i.e. the part of the arm between the elbow and the wrist. Supplement The... Read More

Atrophy

Atrophy (Science: pathology) a wasting Away, a diminution in the size of a cell, tissue, organ or part. Origin: L., gr.... Read More

Regeneration in humans – Finding the gene switch

Regeneration in humans is much more limited compared in other animals. Say for instance when one lost a limb, much as well... Read More

Protein synthesis

Protein synthesis is the process of creating protein molecules. In biological systems, it involves amino acid synthesis,... Read More

Pericentric inversion

Definition noun, plural: pericentric inversions (genetics) An inversion of a segment of chromosome in which the centromere... Read More

Brace

Brace 1. To furnish with braces; to support; to prop; as, to brace a beam in a building. 2. To draw tight; to tighten; to... Read More

Constitutive heterochromatin banding

Definition noun (cytogenetics) A selective banding technique wherein a banding pattern is produced in the constitutive... Read More

Lead

Lead 1. To guide or conduct with the hand, or by means of some physical contact connection; as, a father leads a child; a... Read More

Centromere

Definition noun, plural: centromeres The dense, constricted region containing highly-specialized repetitive DNA sequence,... Read More

Haemophilia A

Definition noun A form of haemophilia that is caused by a deficiency in blood clotting factor VIII due to a gene defect in... Read More

Chromosomal inversion

Definition noun, plural: chromosomal inversions A chromosomal aberration wherein a segment of a chromosome is reversed... Read More

Subtelocentric chromosome

Definition noun, plural: subtelocentric chromosomes A chromosome whose centromere is placed near the end rather than the... Read More

Metacentric chromosome

Definition noun, plural: metacentric chromosomes A chromosome in which the centromere is located in the middle resulting in... Read More

Inoculation

Inoculation Definition In Immunology, inoculation is defined as the process of introducing an antigenic substance or... Read More

Pseudopodia

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

Sector

sector 1. (Science: geometry) A part of a circle comprehended between two radii and the included arc. 2. A mathematical... Read More

Monosomy

Definition noun (genetics) A type of aneuploidy characterized by the loss of a single chromosome of the normal... Read More

Diarthrodial joint

What is a diarthrodial joint? A diarthrosis joint is a freely moving joint characterized by its mobility and joint cavity... Read More

Capillary fragility test

Definition noun A tourniquet test that is used to determine vitamin C (ascorbic acid) deficiency or thrombocytopenia... Read More

Skeletal system

What is the Skeletal System? How to define a skeleton? The skeletal system is the main framework that gives your body its... Read More

Genetic locus

Definition noun, plural: genetic loci The location of a gene (or of a significant sequence) on a chromosome or on a linkage... Read More

Chondroblast

There are two forms of cells in cartilage: chondroblasts and chondrocytes. The chondroblasts are cells that secrete the... Read More

Pronation

pronation rotation of a body part (usually the hand or foot) resulting in appendage facing downward A rotation of the... Read More

Shoulder-girdle syndrome

Definition noun A neurologic disorder generally of unknown cause and characterized by the acute onset of shoulder pain... Read More

Proprioceptor

Definition noun, plural: proprioceptors A sensory receptor located in the subcutaneous tissues, and is capable of detecting... Read More

Stewart-Holmes test

Definition noun A test named after the two neurologists, Gordon Morgan Holmes and Thomas Grainger Stewart, to determine... Read More

Autotomy

Definition noun (1) (zoology) The intentional separation of a body part, usually as a protective evading mechanism against... Read More

Quinacrine banding

Definition noun (cytogenetics) A chromosome banding method that treats chromosomes with quinacrine dihydrochloride to reveal... Read More

Chelicerate

Definition noun, plural: chelicerates Any of the species belonging to the subphylum Chelicerata Supplement The chelicerates... Read More

Analogous structures

Analogous Structures Definition In evolutionary biology, analogous structures are defined as biological structures having... Read More

Homologous structures

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

Lymphatic duct

Definition noun, plural: lymph ducts A lymphatic vessel that carries lymph and drain it into the subclavian... Read More