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Polygenic trait

Polygenic trait definition Polygenic trait refers to a trait that is controlled by multiple non-allelic genes. These genes... 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

Vellus hair

Definition noun Very fine, non-pigmented hair that covers most of the body of human and other mammals Supplement The vellus... Read More

Prohormone

prohormone (Science: endocrinology) A protein hormone before processing to remove parts of its sequence and thus make it... Read More

Terminal hair

Definition noun The mature type of hair characterized by being pigmented, thicker, and with a larger diameter than the... Read More

Lats

Lats --> long-acting thyroid stimulator (Science: endocrinology, immunology) a thyroid stimulating antibody which is... Read More

Acromegaly

Acromegaly (Science: endocrinology) a condition that results from the excess production of growth hormone in the anterior... Read More

Spermatogenesis

Spermatogenesis is the biological process of producing mature sperm cells, and occurs in the male gonad of a sexually... Read More

Melanophore

Definition noun, plural: melanophores A type of pigment cell that, in particular, produce and store... Read More

Cretinism

Cretinism (Science: endocrinology, paediatrics) Stunted body growth and mental development appearing in the first years of... Read More

Lacuna

Definition of Lacuna What is lacuna? The word "lacuna" (noun, plural: lacunae) is derived from the Latin word- 'lacus',... Read More

Melanocyte

Definition noun, plural: melanocytes A type of pigment cell that, in particular, produce melanin, and occurs in the... Read More

Chromatophore

Definition noun, plural: chromatophores A pigment-containing cell or light-reflecting structure, especially found in fish,... Read More