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Erect

Erect 1. Upright, or having a vertical position; not inverted; not leaning or bent; not prone; as, to stand erect. Two of... Read More

Erector muscles of hairs

Erector muscles of hairs --> arrector pili muscles bundles of smooth muscle fibres, attached to the deep part of the hair... Read More

Rear

rear 1. To raise; to lift up; to cause to rise, become erect, etc.; to elevate; as, to rear a monolith. In adoration at his... Read More

Upright

upright 1. In an erect position or posture; perpendicular; vertical, or nearly vertical; pointing upward; as, an upright... Read More

End

End 1. The extreme or last point or part of any material thing considered lengthwise (the extremity of breadth being side);... Read More

An introduction to Homeostasis

Researched and Written by Jonjo Minns Submitted to biologyonline.com on February 25, 2009. Published in biologyonline.com... Read More

Hyena

Hyena Origin: L. Hyaena, gr, orig, a sow, but usually, a Libyan wild beast, prob, the hyena, fr. Hog: cf. F. Hyene. See sow... Read More

Homo sapiens sapiens

Homo sapiens What are homo sapiens? Homo sapiens is the species of all the highly developed primates on earth, a category... Read More

Hypotonic solution

Hypotonic Solution Definition What is a hypotonic solution? It refers to a solution that contains a lower amount of solute... Read More

Hyenas

Hyena Origin: L. Hyaena, gr, orig, a sow, but usually, a Libyan wild beast, prob, the hyena, fr. Hog: cf. F. Hyene. See sow... Read More

Antagonistic Muscle

Definition of Antagonistic Muscle What does the term “antagonistic” mean? As the name suggests, the word antagonistic... Read More

Asparagus

Asparagus 1. (Science: botany) a genus of perennial plants belonging to the natural order liliaceae, and having erect much... Read More

Stretch reflex

Definition noun A reflex contraction of a muscle when the muscle proprioceptors (e.g. muscle spindles) are... Read More

Velvet

velvet 1. A silk fabric, having a short, close nap of erect threads. Inferior qualities are made with a silk pile on a... Read More

Predation

In ecology, predation is a mechanism of population control. Thus, when the number of predators is scarce the number of... Read More

Anatomy

Anatomy Definition Often we hear the term 'anatomy' while learning about the body and how it works. What is anatomy? What... Read More

Arrector pili muscles

Arrector pili muscles bundles of smooth muscle fibres, attached to the deep part of the hair follicles, passing outward... Read More

Arrectores pilorum

Arrectores pilorum --> arrector pili muscles bundles of smooth muscle fibres, attached to the deep part of the hair... Read More

Staple

staple 1. A settled mart; an emporium; a city or town to which merchants brought commodities for sale or exportation in... 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

Ascending

Ascending Rising or curving upward. (Science: botany) growing erect after an oblique or semi-horizontal... Read More

Runner

runner (Science: plant biology) A slender, prostrate or trailing stem which produces roots and sometimes erect shoots at its... Read More

Tall

tall 1. High in stature; having a considerable, or an unusual, extension upward; long and comparatively slender; having the... Read More

Palm

palm 1. (Science: anatomy) The inner and somewhat concave part of the hand between the bases of the fingers and the wrist.... Read More

Steam

steam 1. To emit steam or vapor. My brother's ghost hangs hovering there, O'er his warm blood, that steams into the air.... Read More

Genus

A genus is a taxonomic category ranking used in biological classification that is below family and above species. Species... Read More

Human

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

Intercalary meristem

The basic structural framework of plants is composed of different types of tissues. Based upon the capacity to divide, the... Read More