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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

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

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

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

Segmentation cavity

Definition noun The fluid-filled cavity inside the early forms of embryo, e.g. of blastula. Supplement The presence of this... 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

Serous cavity filariasis

Definition noun A type of filariasis caused by filarial worms that typically occupy the serous cavity of the abdomen of... Read More

Amniotic Cavity

The fluid-filled cavity that surrounds the developing embryo.The space found between the amnion and foetus in an... Read More

Alimentary canal

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

Buccal cavity

Definition noun (1) The oral cavity located at the upper end of the alimentary canal that opens to the outside at the lips... 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

Diarthrodial joint

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

Vestibule

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

Cavity

Cavity (Science: anatomy) a hollow place or space or a potential space, within the body or in one of its organs, it may be... Read More

Intracellular digestion

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

Blastocoel

Definition noun The primordial, fluid-filled cavity inside the early forms of embryo, e.g. of blastula. Supplement The... Read More

Triploblastic

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

Peritoneum

Definition noun, plural: peritonea (anatomy) The serous membrane forming the lining of the abdominal cavity or... 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

Epiblast

Definition noun (embryology) The outer (upper) ectodermal layer of the embryonic disc, closer to the amniotic cavity, and... Read More

Pharynx

Definition noun, plural: pharynges (anatomy) The cavity behind the mouth and the nasal cavity and opens to either the... Read More

Simple squamous epithelium

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

Lacuna

Definition of Lacuna What is lacuna? The word "lacuna" (noun, plural: lacunae) is derived from the Latin word- 'lacus',... Read More

Coelom

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

Nasopharynx

Definition noun, plural: nasopharynges or nasopharynxes (anatomy) The part of the pharynx extending from the posterior... 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

Joint capsule

Definition noun, plural: joint capsules A sac-like fibrous tissue that envelopes a synovial joint Supplement Synovial joints... 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

Bursa omentalis

Bursa omentalis --> omental bursa (Science: anatomy) An isolated portion of the peritoneal cavity lying dorsal to the... Read More

Splanchnic

Definition adjective Of, pertaining to, relating to, near to, or describing the viscera or entrails;... Read More

Localized peritonitis

Definition noun A type of peritonitis that is confined to a demarcated region of the peritoneal... Read More

Internal os

Definition noun The part of the cervical canal, forming an internal narrowing of the uterine cavity Supplement The cervix... Read More

Follicle

Follicle 1. (Science: anatomy) Generally a small sac or vesicle. 2. (Science: botany) a kind of fruit formed from a single... Read More

Laryngopharynx

Definition noun, plural: laryngopharynges, laryngopharynxes The caudal part of the pharynx, connects to the... Read More

Oropharynx

Definition noun, plural: oropharynges, oropharynxes (anatomy) The oral part of the pharynx, located behind the oral... Read More

Air pressure

Definition noun (1) The pressure caused by the weight of air. (2) The force exerted by air per unit area. Supplement Air... Read More

Synovial joint

Definition noun A movable joint comprised of a layer of fibrocartilage or hyaline cartilage that lines the opposing bony... Read More