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Indirect life cycle

Definition noun A type of parasitic life cycle wherein the parasite is transmitted indirectly from one host to the next,... Read More

Direct percussion

Direct percussion --> immediate percussion The striking of the part under examination directly with the finger or a... Read More

Direct agglutination

Definition noun (1) An agglutination (macroscopic clumping) caused by one antibody. (2) A serological technique in which... Read More

Direct life cycle

Direct life cycle (Science: epidemiology) a life cycle in which a parasite is transmitted directly from one host to the next... Read More

Apparent competition

Competition Definition One of the many branches of biology is ecology. Ecology is the study of the relationships that the... Read More

Active transport

Active transport is a type of cellular transport in which substances (e.g. ions, glucose, and amino acids) are transported... Read More

Amitosis

Definition noun, plural: amitoses A direct type of cell division wherein the nucleus and the cytoplasm go through a simple... 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

Zoonosis

Zoonosis Definition Zoonosis is an infectious disease that can be transmitted from an animal to a human host. Originally a... Read More

Obligate parasite

Parasitism is a form of symbiosis that occurs between a parasite and its host. The parasite is the organism that generally... Read More

Photosynthesis

Photosynthesis is a physio-chemical process carried out by photo-auto-lithotrophs by converting light energy into chemical... Read More

Community (biology)

Community, in biology, refers to the assemblage of interacting organisms (either of the same or different species)... Read More

Autocrine signaling

Autocrine Signaling Definition What is autocrine signaling? Autocrine signaling is a type of cell signaling wherein a cell... Read More

Inverse

Inverse 1. Opposite in order, relation, or effect; reversed; inverted; reciprocal; opposed to direct. 2. (Science: botany)... Read More

Lamarckism

Definition noun The theory suggesting that traits or characteristics of an organism are produced and inherited by direct... Read More

Mammalian Ancestors

Humans are mammals, the most successful taxonomic class of organisms to colonize the Earth. The word mammal derives from the... Read More

Oblique

oblique 1. Not erect or perpendicular; neither parallel to, nor at right angles from, the base; slanting; inclined. It has a... Read More

Mutualism

Mutualism Definition What is mutualism? In biology and ecology, a mutualism is a form of symbiosis that is characterized by... Read More

Interference competition

Definition noun (ecology) A form of competition wherein organisms directly vie for resources, such as by... Read More

SENI Biometric Analysis on the extinct Scincidae species: Macroscincus coctei (underlined)

Brian L. Schnirel Leeway Corucia Research Center (LCRC) Courtesy: Polyphemos (2004)   Introduction: It has been... Read More

Exploitation competition

Definition noun (ecology) A form of competition wherein organisms indirectly compete with other organisms for resources by... Read More

How cell fixes DNA damage

DNA repair strategies DNA is crucial to life. It carries the fundamental blueprint for the proper functioning of a cell.... Read More

Endomembrane system

Ever wondered how biomolecules are made within the cell and then they are released outside the cell for use by the body?... Read More

Lamarckian theory

Definition noun An evolutionary theory holding that acquired or learned traits can be passed on from parents to... Read More

Gap junction

Definition noun, plural: gap junctions A type of cell junction characterized by the intercellular channel that is formed in... Read More

Fructose

Fructose Definition Fructose is a ketohexose monosaccharide with a chemical formula of C6H12O6. It is the sweetest of all... Read More

Deoxyribonucleic acid

Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) Definition A nucleic acid refers to any of the group of complex compounds made up of linear... Read More

Recalcitrant

Several words of the English language find wide usage in subjects as diverse as literature, science, social science,... Read More

Infective stage

Definition noun (parasitology) The stage in the life cycle of an endoparasite wherein it can initiate infection to its... 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

Simple epithelium

Definition noun, plural: simple epithelia An epithelial tissue comprised of a single layer of epithelial cells that are in... Read More

Simple squamous epithelium

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

Radiate

radiate 1. To emit rays; to be radiant; to shine. Virtues shine more clear In them kings, and radiant like the sun at noon.... 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

Cell division

Definition noun, plural: cell divisions The process in which the parent cell divides, eventually giving rise to new daughter... Read More

Clinical medicine

Definition noun (medicine) The study and practice of medicine that is founded on the direct observation of... Read More

Plant Meristems and Growth

A common mistake that many people assume is that an increase in size means an increase in growth. This is not the case.... Read More

Photolysis

Photolysis Definition We define photolysis as a chemical process in which chemical compounds or molecules are split into... Read More

Primary productivity

Planet Earth is home to different types of life forms ranging from microscopic bacteria to giant whales and elephants. To... Read More

Control

Definition noun, plural: controls (general) That which purposefully direct, manipulate, manage, regulate, restrain, or cause... Read More