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Cell

A biological cell is a membrane-bound structure that occurs as a functional independent unit of life (such as in unicellular... Read More

Cytoskeleton

Definition noun plural: cytoskeletons cy·to·skel·e·ton (cell biology) The lattice or internal framework of a cell... Read More

Centrosome

Centrosome Definition What is a centrosome? The centrosome is considered to be the main microtubule-organizing... Read More

Animal cell

An animal cell is the fundamental functional unit of life of animals. It is also the basic unit of reproduction. Animal... Read More

Cell locomotion

Cell locomotion (Science: cell biology) movement of a cell from one place to... Read More

Cell matrix

Definition noun plural: cell matrices cell ma·trix, ˈmeɪtɹɪks An insoluble, dynamic gel in the cytoplasm, believed... Read More

Microfilament

Definition noun plural: microfilaments mi·cro·fil·a·ments, mī'krō-fil'ă-mĕnts A thin, helical, single-stranded... Read More

Pseudopodia

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

Intermediate filaments

Definition noun plural: intermediate filaments A type of cytoskeleton characterized by having a diameter ranging from 8... Read More

Intermediate filament

Definition noun plural: intermediate filaments A type of cytoskeleton characterized by having a diameter ranging from 8... Read More

Protist

Protist Definition What is a protist? All protists are eukaryotes, i.e. organisms with a nucleus. However, they are... Read More

Microtubule

Microtubule Definition noun plural: microtubules mi·cro·tu·bule, mī'krō-tū'byūl A cytoplasmic tubule made up of... Read More

Animal

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

Amoeba

Amoeba Definition The term amoeba is used to generally refer to any cell that exhibits an amoeboid movement. An amoeboid... Read More

Locomotion

Definition noun The ability of cells or organisms to move and propel itself from place to place Supplement Locomotion in... 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

Cellular respiration

Cellular Respiration Definition The main function of cellular respiration is to break down glucose to form energy. What is... Read More

Metamerism

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

Amoebozoa

Definition noun A taxonomic group including the amoeboid protists that are characterized by having pseudopods and a cell... Read More

Taxonomy

Taxonomy Definition The term "taxonomy" was developed from two Greek words, "taxis," meaning arrangement, and "nomia,"... Read More

Actions of Caffeine in the Brain with Special Reference to Factors That Contribute to Its Widespread Use

IV. Actions of Caffeine on Brain Functions and Behavior Having discussed the molecular and neuronal actions of caffeine,... 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

Endoplasm

Definition noun, plural: endoplasms, endoplasma The inner, granule-rich, dense part of the cytoplasm of a... Read More

Nematocyst

All organisms are composed of millions of cells. Many cells serve specific purposes and are specialized to do distinct... Read More

Flagellum

Definition noun, plural: flagella (1) (biology) Long, slender, threadlike, whiplike extension of certain cells or... Read More

Amoeboid

Definition noun, plural: amoeboids (1) A group of protozoans characterized by their amoeboid movement by means of temporary... Read More

Ciliate

Definition noun, plural: ciliates Common name for the members of the phylum Ciliophora (or in other classification scheme,... Read More

Density dependent inhibition of growth

Density dependent inhibition of growth (Science: cell culture) The phenomenon exhibited by most normal (anchorage dependent)... Read More

Chlorophyta

Chlorophyta Definition Chlorophyta is a taxonomic group (a phylum) comprised of green algae that live in marine habitats.... Read More

Flagellate

Definition noun, plural: flagellates A cell or an organism that has flagella adjective (1) Of, pertaining to, characterized... Read More

Involuntary muscle

A muscle act typically either under the control of the will or without conscious control. Muscles that can be controlled at... Read More

Streaming movement

streaming movement The form of movement characteristic of the protoplasm of leukocytes, amoebae, and other unicellular... Read More

Arthropod

Arthropod Definition What is an arthropod? An arthropod is an invertebrate living organism characterized by the presence of... Read More

Clostridium tetani

Definition noun An obligate anaerobic rod shaped and gram-positive bacterium which appears to looks like a drumstick that is... Read More

Homo sapiens sapiens

Homo sapiens What are homo sapiens? Homo sapiens is the species of all the highly developed primates on earth, a category... Read More

Hyaloplasm

Definition noun (1) The liquid component of the cytoplasm. (2) The liquid portion of the nucleoplasm, as in nuclear... Read More

Cilium

Definition noun, plural: cilia (biology) Microscopic, hair-like projection on the surfaces of some cells and of certain... Read More

Skeletal muscle

Definition noun, plural: skeletal muscles A voluntary, striated (vertebrate) muscle that is associated with the skeleton,... Read More

Zoospore

Definition noun, plural: zoospores An asexual spore with a flagellum used for locomotion but lacking a true cell... Read More

Muscle tissue

Definition noun, plural: muscle tissues An animal tissue capable of contracting, and therefore enables movement or tension... Read More