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Ventral body cavity

Definition noun The body cavity situated near the front of the human body, and consists of the thoracic cavity and... Read More

Body cavity

Definition noun, plural: body cavities (1) Any space in the body of a multicellular organism, containing the viscera or... Read More

Abdominopelvic cavity

Definition noun The body cavity made up of the abdominal cavity and the pelvic cavity. Supplement The ventral body cavity is... Read More

Triploblastic

Triploblastic Definition A triploblastic animal had three main layers of tissue during embryonic development. The central... Read More

Viscera

Viscera Definition In biology,  the word viscera refers to the large internal organs in the body cavity, especially in the... Read More

Smooth muscle

The smooth muscle can be described as a type of muscle in the human body that is non-striated and involuntary in action.... Read More

Abdominal cavity

Definition noun The body cavity of the human body (and other animal bodies) located below the thoracic cavity and above the... Read More

Alimentary canal

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

Simple squamous epithelium

Simple Squamous Epithelium Definition Simple squamous epithelium, also known as simple squamous epithelial tissue or... Read More

Body

Definition noun, plural: bodies (1) The physical structure or of an organism, whether living or dead (2) The major... Read More

Pelvic cavity

Definition noun The part of the abdominopelvic cavity bounded by the bones of the pelvis, and which contains the internal... Read More

Thoracic cavity

Definition noun The body cavity of the human body (and other animal bodies) protected by the thoracic walls, and located... 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

Epithelium

An epithelium is a type of animal tissue made up of densely packed cells (called epithelial cells) that rest on a basement... Read More

Coelom

Definition noun, plural: coeloms (1) A fluid-filled body cavity formed from the splitting of lateral plate mesoderm during... Read More

Metamerism

Metamerism Definition Metamerism is the repetition of homologous body segments. This type of development can be seen in the... Read More

Parenchyma

Parenchyma Definition What does parenchyma mean? Let's define the word "parenchyma". Most of the functional tissues in... 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

Nervous System

    THE is the most complicated and highly organized of the various systems which make up the human body. It is the... Read More

Turbellaria

Definition noun A taxonomic class belonging to the phylum Platyhelminthes (flatworms) characterized by having a body... Read More

Monogenea

Definition noun A group of ectoparasitic tapeworms of the phylum Platyhelminthes Supplement The phylum Platyhelminthes... Read More

Endocytosis

Endocytosis Definition What is endocytosis in biology? Endocytosis is a cellular process by which a cell internalizes any... Read More

Mite

Mite Definition What is mite? A mite is a minute arachnid, typically measuring less than 1 mm in length. It belongs to the... Read More

Animal

Animal Definition An animal (plural: animals) refers to any of the eukaryotic multicellular organisms of the biological... Read More

Lymph nodes

Lymph nodes definition Lymph nodes are small, bean-shaped organs located in different parts of the body and act as... Read More

Opportunistic pathogen

Opportunistic Pathogen Definition How do we define opportunistic pathogen? The opportunistic pathogen is an infectious... Read More

Condyloid joint

A joint is a point where two bones are attached and are capable of movement. The joints not only provide the movements of... 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

Phylum

Just like it is easy to identify and sort anything in the supermarkets when placed in the right section with proper display... Read More

Human Reproduction

Terminology and Concepts Primary reproductive organs are called gonads - testes in the male and ovaries in the female.... Read More

Vitreous humor

Definition noun The clear, gel-like body fluid in the vitreous chamber, i.e. the posterior cavity between the lens and the... Read More

Coelome

Definition noun A less used variant for coelom, which is a body cavity filled with fluid. Supplement Animals may be grouped... Read More

Sensory Systems

A sensory system is a part of the nervous system consisting of sensory receptors that receive stimuli from the internal and... Read More

Celom

Definition noun A variant for coelom, which is a body cavity filled with fluid. Supplement Animals may be grouped based on... Read More

Hemocoel

Definition noun, plural: hemocoels The body cavity found in many invertebrates where the hemolymph circulates... Read More

Tubule

Definition noun, plural: tubules A small tube-like or fistular structure; a hollow cylindrical anatomical structure in the... Read More

Stoma

Definition noun, plural: stomata (botany) A tiny pore in a plant leaf surrounded by a pair of guard cells that regulate its... Read More

Haemocoel

Definition noun, plural: haemocoels The body cavity in between organs whereby the hemolymph circulates through Supplement In... 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

Hyaline cartilage

Hyaline Cartilage Definition Before we define hyaline cartilage, let us understand what cartilage is. What is cartilage? Is... Read More