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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

Vector

Vector Definition When one thinks of vectors one may think of many different things. This is because a vector can be... Read More

Arthropods

There are over two million species of arthropods, who initially arrived on Earth in the middle of the Cambrian period.... Read More

Coenzyme

Enzymes can break down complicated large molecules into simpler smaller ones, they can combine small molecules or atoms to... Read More

Antagonistic Muscle

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

Anatomy

Anatomy Definition Often we hear the term 'anatomy' while learning about the body and how it works. What is anatomy? What... Read More

Plasma membrane

Do all cells have a plasma (or cell) membrane? Yes, all cells have a biological membrane that separates the protoplasm from... Read More

Freshwater Communities & Plankton

Plankton are microscopic organisms that live suspended in the water environment and form a very important part of the... Read More

Lotic Communities & Animals

A running water environment offers numerous microhabitats that simulate favorable conditions for many types of animals to... Read More

Glycosidase

Definition noun, plural: glycosidases (biochemistry) An enzyme catalyzing the hydrolysis of a... Read More

Neuroglia

Definition noun, plural: neuroglia A cell that surrounds a nerve cell that is responsible for providing mechanical and... Read More

Prognostic biomarkers in Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer started at the tissue of the pancreas – an organ in the abdomen that lies behind the lower stomach. ... Read More

Spermiogenesis

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

Autocrine signaling

Autocrine Signaling Definition What is autocrine signaling? Autocrine signaling is a type of cell signaling wherein a cell... Read More

Bacteroides caccae

Definition Noun A gram-negative non spore-forming anaerobic and rod-shaped bacterium involved in inflammatory bowel diseases... Read More

DNA polymerase I

Definition noun The first known DNA polymerase, encoded by polA gene, and is involved in DNA replication in... Read More

DNA polymerase

Definition noun, plural: DNA polymerases (molecular biology) An enzyme assisting in DNA replication Supplement Polymerases... Read More

Genetic Information and Protein Synthesis

Genetic Code Genes are sequences of DNA nucleotides that carry and transmit the information specifying amino acid sequences... Read More

DNA polymerase II

Definition noun A DNA polymerase involved in DNA replication in prokaryotes, is encoded by polB gene, and composed of 783... Read More

Nuclear body

Definition noun plural: nuclear bodies nu·cle·ar bod‧y, ˈnjuː.kli.ər ˈbɒdi Any of the prominent non-membraned,... Read More

The Amazing Spider Dads

Humans are not the only fathers capable of giving it all for the sake of their progeny. The animal kingdom is teeming with... Read More

Transcription (biology)

In biology, transcription is the process of transcribing or making a copy of the genetic information stored in a DNA strand... Read More

Plant Meristems and Growth

A common mistake that many people assume is that an increase in size means an increase in growth. This is not the case.... Read More

Stirrups

stirrup 1. A kind of ring, or bent piece of metal, wood, leather, or the like, horizontal in one part for receiving the foot... Read More

Almas

The Almas, Mongolian for 'wild man', is a cryptozoological species of presumed hominid reputed to inhabit the Caucasus and... Read More

Marram Grass

A xerophyte plant commonly found on coastal sand dunes, which are usually one of the first pioneers to colonise the area in... Read More

Substrate

Substrate Definition What is a "substrate"? The underlying substances or layers are termed as substrate. The definitions of... Read More

Sustain

Definition verb (1) To keep or maintain; to endure (2) To nourish, especially with food (3) To support; to promote (4) To... Read More

Xylem

Xylem Definition Xylem is defined as a plant tissue that transfers water and nutrients from roots to all over the plant... Read More

Stomach

Stomach (Science: anatomy, gastroenterology) The most dilated portion of the digestive tube, situated between the oesophagus... Read More

Spectacle

spectacle 1. Something exhibited to view; usually, something presented to view as extraordinary, or as unusual and worthy of... Read More

Diagram

Diagram 1. (Science: geometry) a figure or drawing made to illustrate a statement, or facilitate a demonstration; a plan. 2.... Read More

Trailing

trailing (Science: botany) Trailing spring, a spring fixed in the axle box of the trailing wheels of a locomotive engine,... Read More

Cytoplasm

Cytoplasm Definition The cell is known as the building block of all life. Blocks are made up of numerous particles and... Read More

Eukaryote

Eukaryote refers to any of the single-celled or multicellular organisms whose cell contains a distinct, membrane-bound... Read More

Pulsatile flow

pulsatile flow Rhythmic, intermittent propagation of a fluid through a vessel or piping system, in contrast to constant,... Read More

Ventilation

Definition noun (1) (physiology) Breathing; the exchange of air between lungs and outside air; the inhalation and exhalation... Read More

Cofactor

Definition noun, plural: cofactors (biochemistry) An inorganic complement of an enzyme reaction Supplement Cofactors... Read More

Lysozyme

Definition noun, plural: lysozymes A glycosidase that assists in the hydrolysis of glycosidic bond between N-acetyl muramic... Read More

Chordata

Chordata Definition What is Chordata? Chordata is the phylum of the animal kingdom that includes a large number of animal... Read More