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Distance

Distance 1. The space between two objects; the length of a line, especially the shortest line joining two points or things... Read More

Working distance free

working distance free (Science: microscopy) The distance between the front lens of the objective and the coverslip (or... Read More

Distance Receptor

A receptor responsible for recognising the distance between an organism and its external environment and the objects around... Read More

Map distance

Map distance The degree of separation of two loci on a linkage map, measured in morgans or... Read More

Moment

moment 1. A minute portion of time; a point of time; an instant; as, at thet very moment. In a moment, in the twinkling of... Read More

Eccentricity

Eccentricity Origin: cf. F. Excentricite. 1. The state of being eccentric; deviation from the customary line of conduct;... Read More

Gauge

Gauge 1. A measure; a standard of measure; an instrument to determine dimensions, distance, or capacity; a standard. This... Read More

Photolysis

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

Autocrine signaling

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

Diffusion

Diffusion Definition Diffusion is the net passive movement of molecules or particles from regions of higher to regions of... Read More

Latitude

Latitude 1. Extent from side to side, or distance sidewise from a given point or line; breadth; width. Provided the length... Read More

Arm

Arm 1. The limb of the human body which extends from the shoulder to the hand; also, the corresponding limb of a monkey. 2.... Read More

Angular

Angular 1. Relating to an angle or to angles; having an angle or angles; forming an angle or corner; sharp-cornered;... Read More

Genetic map

Definition noun (1) A list of ordered genetic loci for a particular genome. (2) A map of the relative positions of genetic... Read More

Amplitude

Amplitude 1. State of being ample; extent of surface or space; largeness of dimensions; size. The cathedral of Lincoln . . .... 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

Zenith

Zenith 1. That point in the visible celestial hemisphere which is vertical to the spectator; the point of the heavens... Read More

Abscissa

Abscissa (Science: geometry) One of the elements of reference by which a point, as of a curve, is referred to a system of... Read More

Chemoreceptor

Definition noun, plural: chemoreceptors (1) A sensory nerve cell or sense organ, as of smell, or taste, that are able to... Read More

Linkage map

Definition noun A genetic map showing the relative positions of genetic markers along a chromosome that is determined by... Read More

Velocity

Velocity The time rate of motion, the distance traveled divided by the time required to travel that... Read More

Leverage

Leverage The action of a lever; mechanical advantage gained by the lever. (Science: mechanics) leverage of a couple, the... Read More

Stadium

stadium 1. A greek measure of length, being the chief one used for itinerary distances, also adopted by the romans for... Read More

Globular

Globular Globe-shaped; having the form of a ball or sphere; spherical, or nearly so; as, globular atoms. Globular chart, a... Read More

Stems

External Form of a Woody Twig A woody twig, or stem, is an axis with leaves attached. The leaves are arranged in various... Read More

Projection

projection 1. The act of throwing or shooting forward. 2. A jutting out; also, a part jutting out, as of a building; an... Read More

Sympatric speciation

Speciation is a process of evolution through which two different existing populations evolve and a distinct species form. It... Read More

Remove

remove 1. To move away from the position occupied; to cause to change place; to displace; as, to remove a building. Thou... Read More

Lunar

Lunar 1. Of or pertaining to the moon; as, lunar observations. 2. Resembling the moon; orbed. 3. Measured by the revolutions... Read More

Concentration gradient

Concentration gradient definition Concentration gradient refers to the gradual change in the concentration of solutes in a... Read More

Telereceptor

telereceptor An organ, such as the eye, that can receive sense stimuli from a... Read More

Upper lateral cutaneous nerve of arm

upper lateral cutaneous nerve of arm --> superior lateral brachial cutaneous nerve (Science: anatomy, nerve) The terminal... 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

Gradient

Definition noun, plural: gradients (1) A slope, which may be upward or downward. (2) The degree of steepness or inclination,... Read More

Muscle

Muscle cells are specialized to generate force and movement. There are three types of muscle tissue: (1) skeletal muscle,... Read More

Ultraviolet radiation

Definition noun A form of electromagnetic radiation emitting ultraviolet rays Supplement The electromagnetic radiation is... Read More

Neurology of Illusions

As mentioned in the previous tutorial, Human Perception, illusions can be caused by mental disorders or misreading of the... Read More

Depth of field

Depth of field (Science: microscopy) The depth or thickness of the object space that is simultaneously in acceptable... Read More

Offset

offset In general, that which is set off, from, before, or against, something; as: 1. (Science: botany) A short prostrate... Read More

Population Regulation in an Ecosystem

Darwin focused some of this work in regards to the population size of a species, and what factors may affect them. He... Read More