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Elastic fiber

Definition noun, plural: elastic fibers A type of connective tissue fiber that is made up, primarily, of elastin, and found... Read More

Elastic tissue

Definition noun, plural: elastic tissues A connective tissue composed of elastic fibers produced by fibroblasts and can... Read More

Elastic cartilage

Definition noun A type of cartilage characterized by having cells surrounded by a territorial capsular matrix outside of... Read More

Elastic cone

Elastic cone --> conus elasticus Thicker lower portion of the elastic membrane of the larynx, extending between the cricoid... Read More

Hyaline cartilage

Hyaline Cartilage Definition Before we define hyaline cartilage, let us understand what cartilage is. What is cartilage? Is... Read More

Elastic

Elastic susceptible of resisting and recovering from stretching, compression or distortion applied by a force. Origin: L.... Read More

Elastin

Definition noun, plural: elastins A glycoprotein that renders tissues (particularly, elastic tissue) elastic properties, and... Read More

Tissue

Tissue Definition What is tissue in the body? The body tissue is an aggregation of cells that function together and have a... Read More

Collagen fiber

Definition of collagen fiber Collagen fiber is the fiber in the extracellular matrix of connective tissues characterized... Read More

Respiration

Organization of the Respiratory System Each lung is composed of air sacs called alveoli - the sites of gas exchange with... Read More

Circulation

Blood Blood is composed of a liquid, plasma, and blood cells such as erythrocytes (red blood cells,) leukocytes (white... Read More

Ventilation

Ventilation Definition Often when persons think of ventilation, they think of getting clean or enough air into a room. This... Read More

Aves

Aves Definition What are birds classified as? Birds constitute the class Aves of the kingdom Animalia. How to define Aves?... Read More

Gas

Gas Origin: Invented by the chemist van Helmont of brussels, who died in 1644. 1. An aeriform fluid; a term used at first by... Read More

Cartilage

Definition noun A type of connective tissue that is firm and flexible and having an extracellular matrix comprised mainly of... Read More

Loose connective tissue

Definition noun A type of connective tissue proper that holds and binds organs together, and is characterized by its loose,... Read More

Fibroblast

Definition noun, plural: fibroblasts Cell of connective tissue that produces and secretes fibers (e.g. collagens, reticular... Read More

Fibrocartilage

Definition noun A type of cartilage that has a fibrous matrix and approaching fibrous connective tissue in... Read More

Limit

1. That which terminates, circumscribes, restrains, or confines; the bound, border, or edge; the utmost extent; as, the... Read More

Fluid

Fluid Having particles which easily move and change their relative position without a separation of the mass, and which... Read More

Gum

Gum The dense tissues which invest the teeth, and cover the adjacent parts of the jaws. (Science: medicine) gum rash,... Read More

Vapor

vapor To send off in vapor, or as if in vapor; as, to vapor away a heated fluid. Alternative forms: vapour He'd laugh to see... Read More

Reticular fiber

Definition noun, plural: reticular fibers A type of connective tissue fiber that is made up of type III collagen secreted by... Read More

Spinnbarkeit

spinnbarkeit The stringy, elastic character of cervical mucus during the ovulatory period; in contrast to other times in the... Read More

Modulus

modulus Origin: L, a small measure. See Module. (Science: mathematics) A quantity or coefficient, or constant, which... Read More

Cell matrix

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

Muscular system

Muscular System Definition What is the muscular system? The muscular system is a system that includes muscle cells and... Read More

Areolar tissue

Definition noun, plural: areolar tissues A connective tissue in which fibers are loosely arranged in a net or... Read More

Fiber

Definition noun, plural: fibers (1) (anatomy) any elongated, thread-like structure, e.g. nerve fiber (2) (botany) A cell... Read More

Semilunar valve

The human heart structure consists of heart chambers (2 atria and 2 ventricles) that differ functionally from each other.... 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

Myofilament

Definition noun, plural: myofilaments Any of the filaments made up of proteins and comprise the... Read More

Reticular connective tissue

Definition noun A type of connective tissue characterized by the predominance of reticular fibers made of type III collagen... Read More

Cornification

Definition noun, plural: cornifications The process of forming a keratinized, horny layer of epidermis cornified,... Read More

Pantherinae

Definition noun A taxonomic subfamily belonging to the family Felidae, and includes the genera Panthera and... Read More

Biological Cell Introduction

It only takes one biological cell to create an organism. In fact, there are countless species of single-celled organisms,... Read More

Mica

mica (Science: chemical) The name of a group of minerals characterised by highly perfect cleavage, so that they readily... Read More

Dermis

Definition noun Mesodermally-derived connective tissue underlying the epithelium of the skin Supplement In humans, the skin... Read More

Ectoplasm

Definition noun, plural: ectoplasms The outer, non-granulated, clear portion of the cytoplasm of a cell Supplement The... Read More