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Collagen fiber

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

Elastic fiber

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

Fiber

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

Xylem fiber

Definition noun, plural: xylem fibers Any of the fibers made up of dead sclerenchyma cells in between the xylem vessels... 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

Bast fiber

Definition noun (botany) The durable, nonliving sclerenchyma fiber in the phloem, providing support to the... Read More

Muscle

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

Roughage

Definition noun plural: roughages rough·age, ɹʌf'ɪdʒ (1) A dietary fiber (2) Hay or any other coarse feed, such as... Read More

Sarcolemma

Sarcolemma Definition What is the sarcolemma? It is the thin, transparent, extensible plasma membrane of the muscle cell.... Read More

Phloem fiber

Definition noun (botany) The elongated sclerenchyma cells in the phloem, and is responsible for providing tension strength... Read More

Chromatin

Chromatin Definition What is chromatin in a cell? Chromatin is a complex of nucleic acids (e.g. DNA or RNA) and proteins... 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

Afferent Nerve

Afferent Nerve Definition The word ‘aferent’ means "steering or conducting something towards a destination". The... Read More

Fibre

Definition noun, plural: fibres (1) (anatomy) Any elongated, thread-like structure, e.g. nerve fiber and muscle fiber (2)... Read More

Balanced diet

What is a balanced diet? What is the definition of a balanced diet? A nutritionally balanced diet fulfills all nutritional... 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

Dense irregular connective tissue

Dense Irregular Connective Tissue Definition Dense irregular connective tissue is one of the two major types of dense... Read More

Neural Control Mechanisms

Nerve cells called neurons generate electric signals that pass from one end of the cell to another and release chemical... 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

Nucleosome

Nucleosome Definition Every organism is made of deoxyribonucleic acid, also known as DNA. DNA is made up of numerous... Read More

Sclerenchyma

Definition noun, plural: sclerenchymata, sclerenchymas (botany) A fundamental type of tissue in plants characterized by... Read More

Collagen

Definition noun Any from a class of glycoproteins that form the collagenous (white) fibers, especially those that occur in... Read More

Elastin

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

Elastic tissue

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

Galacto-oligosaccharide

Definition noun plural: galacto-oligosaccharides ga·lac·to·ol·i·go·sac·cha·ride An oligosaccharide made up of... Read More

Fructooligosaccharide

Definition noun plural: fructooligosaccharides fruc·to·ol·i·go·sac·cha·ride, ɪhɡəʊˈsækəɹaɪd An... Read More

Spindle fiber

Definition noun, plural: spindle fibers Any of a network of filaments that collectively form a mitotic spindle (in... 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

Dense regular connective tissue

The dense connective tissue is a type of connective tissue proper that consists predominantly of fibers, especially type I... Read More

Meiotic spindle

Definition noun The collective term for all the spindle fibers that form during meiosis Supplement The spindle apparatus is... Read More

Decremental conduction

Definition noun The impaired conduction in a portion of a fiber due to progressively lessening response of the unexcited... Read More

Phloem sclerenchyma

Definition noun The sclerenchyma cells in the phloem of many vascular plants, and is responsible for providing mechanical... Read More

Microfibril

Definition noun, plural: microfibrils (1) (cell biology) A microtubule or microfilament within the cell; an extremely small,... Read More

Fibroblast

The building block of living things is known as the cell. The cell contributes to many parts and functions of different... Read More

Elastic cartilage

The cartilage is a connective tissue characterized by having an extracellular matrix that is abundant in chondroitin sulfate... Read More

Myocardium

Myocardium Definition What is the myocardium of the heart?  It is the muscular middle layer of the heart that is... Read More

Human milk oligosaccharide

Definition noun plural: human milk oligosaccharides An oligosaccharide that occurs in high concentrations and exclusively... Read More

Microtubule

Microtubule Definition noun plural: microtubules mi·cro·tu·bule, mī'krō-tū'byūl A cytoplasmic tubule made up of... Read More

Axon terminal

An axon terminal is any of the button-like endings of axons through which axons make synaptic contacts with other nerve... Read More