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Search Results for: body cavity

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

Peritoneum

What is the Peritoneum? The term peritoneum refers to the serous membrane that constitutes the biologically active inner... 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

Body fluid

Body Fluids Definition What is body fluid? Literally, body fluid is the fluid of the body. The adult human body is ~50-60%... Read More

Kingdom Animalia

Kingdom Animalia Definition Each person can say that they know of or can name at least one animal. However, do people know... 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

Adipose tissue

Adipose Tissue Definition Adipose tissue, a specialized variety of connective tissue, is composed of lipid-rich cells known... 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

Organ

Definition Of Organ An organ is a collection of tissues that carries out a function or set of related ones. An organ often... Read More

Vestibule

Languages are intriguing subjects that you can spend your entire life with but never get enough of… As we begin the... 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

Nervous tissue

Nervous Tissue Definition Nerve cells (or neurons) and their associated cells, such as neuroglia cells, make up nervous... 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

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

Morphology

Morphology Definition Morphology means the study of the shape and structure of living things from a biological perspective.... 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

Pharynx

Lined with moist tissue, the pharynx is like a bustling biological highway that directs food and air to their respective... Read More

Manubrium

The manubrium is a handle-like structure, as in the manubrium of the sternum or of the malleus. In Latin, it translates to... Read More

Parenchyma

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

Spongy bone

Spongy bone, also known as cancellous bone or trabecular bone, is a type of bone tissue found at the ends of long bones and... 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

Peristalsis

What is Peristalsis? Peristalsis is the series of involuntary, wave-like muscle movements in the cylindrical, hollow tube... Read More

Ventilation

Ventilation Definition Often when persons think of ventilation, they think of getting clean or enough air into a room. This... Read More

Embryo

An embryo refers to the early developmental stage of a multicellular organism that follows fertilization. This stage... 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

Intracellular digestion

Intracellular Digestion Definition What is intracellular digestion? ‘Intra’ means "inside" and ‘cellular’ pertains... Read More

Blastula

Human embryology is a fascinating subject and has succeeded in captivating the attention of human beings for ages.... Read More

Fibrinous exudate

What Is Fibrinous Exudate? Fibrinous exudate is a type of exudate (inflammatory fluid) that forms at the site of tissue... 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

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

Endocytosis

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