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Nucleus

In cell biology, the nucleus is the large, membrane-bounded organelle that contains the genetic material in the form of... Read More

Diploid

Diploid Definition Let's first understand the meaning of the word - diploid. From the words ‘di’, meaning "two", and... Read More

Diploid nucleus

Diploid nucleus a nucleus containing the diploid or normal double complement of chromosomes for one somatic... Read More

Parthenogenesis

To reproduce, by definition, means to produce new offspring. The process is referred to as reproduction, which is one of the... Read More

Meiosis

What is Meiosis? A simple definition of meiosis would be is this: meiosis is the process of cell division that results in... Read More

Vascular plants

Definition of Vascular plants The term 'vascular' is derived from the Latin word vāsculum, vās, meaning "a container and... Read More

Organism

An organism refers to a living thing that has an organized structure, can react to stimuli, reproduce, grow, adapt, and... Read More

Eukaryote

Eukaryote refers to any of the single-celled or multicellular organisms whose cell contains a distinct, membrane-bound... Read More

Gamete

Definition of Gamete What is a gamete? A gamete is the mature reproductive or sex cell that contains a haploid number of... Read More

Protist

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

Homologous chromosome

A homologous chromosome pertains to one of a pair of chromosomes with the same gene sequence, loci, chromosomal length, and... Read More

Micronucleus

Definition noun, plural: micronuclei The small type of nucleus in ciliates, and is responsible for cell division in... Read More

Plant

Plant Definition (botany) Any of the eukaryotic organisms of the biological kingdom Plantae, characterized by being... Read More

Plant cell

A plant cell refers to any cell of a plant. Plant cells are presumed to have evolved from the early green algae and probably... Read More

Animal

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

Macronucleus

Definition noun, plural: macronuclei The larger type of nucleus involved in non-reproductive functions (as opposed to the... 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

Histone

Definition noun, plural: histones A water-soluble alkaline protein in the nucleus, and from where the DNA tightly coils... Read More

Polypoid

Definition noun (genetics) A cell or an organism containing more than two sets of homologous... Read More

Zygote

Zygote Definition What is a zygote? A zygote is a fertilized eukaryotic cell. In biology, medical science, and other allied... Read More

Polyploidy

Definition noun (genetics) The state of being polyploid, that is more than two sets of the chromosomes in a... Read More

Heterozygote

Definition noun, plural: heterozygotes A nucleus, cell or organism possessing two different alleles for a particular... Read More

Heterozygous

Heterozygous Definition adjective (genetics) Of, or pertaining to an individual (or a condition in a cell or an organism)... Read More

Homozygote

Definition noun, plural: homozygotes A nucleus, cell or organism where the alleles for a particular gene on each chromosome... Read More

Dihaploid

Definition noun A haploid cell having two copies of the set of chromosomes adjective Of or pertaining to a cell or organism... Read More

Germinal vesicle

Definition noun The large nucleus of the primary oocyte before meiosis is completed and polar bodies are... Read More

Egg cell

Definition noun, plural: egg cells (1) Female gamete; female sex cell; female reproductive cell. (2) Unfertilized ovum,... Read More

Ovum

Definition noun, plural: ova (1) Female gamete; female sex cell; female reproductive cell. (2) Egg cell. Supplement In... Read More

Reduction Division

(genetics) cell division that produces reproductive cells in sexually reproducing organisms; the nucleus divides into four... Read More

Human

Definition noun plural: humans hu‧man, (h)yo͞omʹn A bipedal primate belonging to the genus Homo, especially Homo... Read More

Spermiogenesis

Spermiogenesis definition Spermiogenesis is the stage of spermatogenesis wherein the spermatids differentiate into mature... Read More