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Decay

Decay to pass gradually from a sound, prosperous, or perfect state, to one of imperfection, adversity, or dissolution; to... Read More

Radioactive decay

radioactive decay (Science: physics) The process by which a spontaneous change in nuclear state takes place. This process is... Read More

Decline

Decline 1. A falling off; a tendency to a worse state; diminution or decay; deterioration; also, the period when a thing is... Read More

Sorbitol

Definition noun plural: sorbitols sor·bi·tol, ˈsɔr bɪˌtɔl A sugar alcohol with a sweet taste, occurs naturally in... Read More

Wear

wear 1. A dam in a river to stop and raise the water, for the purpose of conducting it to a mill, forming a fish pond, or... Read More

Decomposer

Decomposer Definition The organisms that carry out the process of decay or break down of the dead organism are known as... Read More

Pluck

pluck 1. To pull; to draw. Its own nature . . . Plucks on its own dissolution. (Je. Taylor) 2. Especially, to pull with... Read More

Declination

Declination 1. The act or state of bending downward; inclination; as, declination of the head. 2. The act or state of... Read More

Putrefaction

putrefaction 1. The act or the process of putrefying; the offensive decay of albuminous or other matter. Putrefaction is a... Read More

Messenger ribonucleic acid

Definition noun plural: messenger ribonucleic acids mes•sen•ger ri•bo•nu•cle•ic ac•id, ˈmɛ.sɪn.dʒəɹ... Read More

Heartwood

Definition noun The central wood in a branch or stem characterized by being composed of dead cells, more resistant to decay,... Read More

Mannitol

Definition noun plural: mannitols man·ni·tol, ˈmæn ɪˌtɔl A sugar alcohol with a sweetish taste, occurs naturally in... Read More

Isomaltulose

Definition noun plural: isomaltuloses A disaccharide comprised of a glucose monomer and a fructose monomer joined by... Read More

Neutrons

Neutrons electrically neutral elementary particles found in all atomic nuclei except light hydrogen; the mass is equal to... Read More

Decomposition

Definition noun The process or act of breaking down an organic material or substance into smaller constituent parts,... Read More

Polyol

Definition noun plural: polyols pol•y•ol, ˈpɒlɪɒl A polyhydric alcohol, i.e. an alcohol containing three or more... Read More

Isomalt

Definition noun i·so·malt, ˈaɪ sə mɔlt A sugar alcohol made up of two polyols: glucose-mannitol and... Read More

Apoptosis

Definition noun, plural: apoptoses A programmed cell death involving an ordered sequence of biochemical events that result... Read More

Wither

wither 1. To fade; to lose freshness; to become sapless; to become sapless; to dry or shrivel up. Shall he hot pull up the... Read More

Sound

sound The air bladder of a fish; as, cod sounds are an esteemed article of food. Origin: AS. Sund a swimming, akin to E.... Read More

Half-life

Definition noun, plural: half-lives (1) Biological half-life, i.e. the period in which the amount of substance inside the... Read More

Nitrogen Cycle

The circulation of nitrogen; nitrates from the soil are absorbed by plants which are eaten by animals that die and decay... Read More

Fragmentation

Fragmentation Definition What is fragmentation? In general, fragmentation refers to the state or the process of breaking... Read More

Electroporation

Definition noun, plural: electroporations A non-chemical method that transfers the genetic material into the recipient cell... Read More

Balanced diet

What is a balanced diet? What is the definition of a balanced diet? A nutritionally balanced diet fulfills all nutritional... Read More

Great Oxygenation Event

Definition noun The appearance of dioxygen (O2) in the atmosphere of the earth as a result of biological activity,... Read More

Non-living thing

A non-living thing in biology means any form without life, such as an inanimate body or object. Compared with the entity... Read More

Spoil

spoil 1. That which is taken from another by violence; especially, the plunder taken from an enemy; pillage; booty. Gentle... Read More

Unicellular

Unicellular organisms are organisms consisting of one cell only that performs all vital functions including metabolism,... Read More

Carbon dioxide

Carbon Dioxide Definition noun, car·bon di·ox·ide, /daɪˈɒksaɪd/ (biochemistry) An inorganic compound, with the... Read More

Organization

Organization Definition The meaning of the term "organization" is very simple. It means the state wherein things are... Read More

Sugar

Definition noun plural: sugars sug·ar, ˈʃʊɡɚ (1) Any monosaccharide or disaccharide, used especially by organisms... Read More

Plaques

plaque (Science: dentistry) dental plaque is a combination of food (left in the mouth after eating), bacteria (which live in... Read More

Preservation

preservation The act or process of preserving, or keeping safe; the state of being preserved, or kept from injury,... Read More

Speck

speck 1. A small discoloured place in or on anything, or a small place of a colour different from that of the main... Read More

Nitrogen

Definition noun plural: nitrogens ni·tro·gen, ˈnɐɪtʰɹədʒən (biochemistry) A colorless, odorless, gaseous... Read More

Spoils

spoil 1. That which is taken from another by violence; especially, the plunder taken from an enemy; pillage; booty. Gentle... Read More

Liable

Liable 1. Bound or obliged in law or equity; responsible; answerable; as, the surety is liable for the debt of his... Read More

Radiation

radiation (Science: radiobiology) propagation of energy through space. In the context of this report, it is electromagnetic... Read More

Disaccharide

Definition noun plural: disaccharides di·sac·cha·ride, daɪˈsækəɹaɪd (biochemistry) A (carbohydrate) composed of... Read More