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Fibre

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

Fringes

Fringe 1. An ornamental appendage to the border of a piece of stuff, originally consisting of the ends of the warp,... Read More

Fringe

Fringe 1. An ornamental appendage to the border of a piece of stuff, originally consisting of the ends of the warp,... Read More

Fibrils

Fibril The diminuitive of fibre. A small fibre, a fine... Read More

Microbe

Microbe Definition What is a microbe? How do we define microbes?  Microbes refer to microorganisms that cannot be seen by... Read More

Ino-

Ino- An obsolete prefix for fibre, fibrous; replaced in most terms by fibro-. Origin: g. Is (in-),... Read More

End plate

End plate (Science: anatomy, physiology) The area of sarcolemma immediately below the synaptic region of the motor neuron in... 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

Elastic fiber

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

Phloem fiber

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

Dopamine

Definition noun, plural: dopamines 3,4-dihydroxyphenethylamine (chemical formula: C8H11NO2); a neurotransmitter or a hormone... Read More

Muscle tissue

Definition noun, plural: muscle tissues An animal tissue capable of contracting, and therefore enables movement or tension... Read More

Phloem

Definition noun, plural: phloems A vascular tissue in plants that functions primarily in transporting organic food materials... Read More

Fiber

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

Elastic cartilage

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

Bast fiber

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

Muscular dystrophy

muscular dystrophy A group of diseases characterised by progressive degeneration and/or loss of muscle fibres without... Read More

Pacinian corpuscles

pacinian corpuscles Rapidly adapting mechanoreceptors found in subcutaneous tissue beneath both hairy and glabrous skin.... 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

Nervous colon syndrome

nervous colon syndrome (Science: syndrome) A common gastrointestinal disorder characterised by abdominal pain, bloating,... Read More

Inferior thalamic peduncle

Inferior thalamic peduncle a large fibre bundle emerging from the anterior part of the thalamus in the ventral direction, in... Read More

Nerve conduction

nerve conduction The transmission of an impulse along a nerve... Read More

Spindle apparatus

Definition noun Any of a network of filaments that collectively form a mitotic spindle (in mitosis) and meiotic spindle... Read More

Intrinsic protein

Definition noun, plural: intrinsic proteins Any of the group of integral membrane proteins that facilitate specific... Read More

Spindle fiber

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

Collagen fiber

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

Gin

Gin 1. To catch in a trap. 2. To clear of seeds by a machine; as, to gin cotton. Origin: Ginned; Ginning. 1. Contrivance;... Read More

Fibrous tissue

Definition noun, plural: fibrous tissues Any tissue comprised of a network of closely woven small fibres adhering together... Read More

Pine

pine 1. (Science: botany) Any tree of the coniferous genus pinus. See Pinus. There are about twenty-eight species in the... Read More

Diet

Definition noun (1) (nutrition) The food and drink consumed by an individual or group (2) The controlled or restricted... Read More

String

string 1. To furnish with strings; as, to string a violin. Has not wise nature strung the legs and feet With firmest nerves,... Read More

Strict

strict 1. Strained; drawn close; tight; as, a strict embrace; a strict ligature. 2. Tense; not relaxed; as, a strict... Read More

Reflection

reflection 1. The act of reflecting, or turning or sending back, or the state of being reflected. Specifically: The return... Read More

Pile

pile 1. To lay or throw into a pile or heap; to heap up; to collect into a mass; to accumulate; to amass; often with up; as,... Read More

Delicacy

Delicacy Origin: From delicate. 1. The state or condition of being delicate; agreeableness to the senses; delightfulness;... Read More

Spindle

Definition noun, plural: spindles (1) A collection of minute fibers composed of microtubules, which are prominent during... Read More

Tractus temporopontinus

tractus temporopontinus --> temporopontine tract A fibre group originating in the cerebral cortex of the temporal lobe,... Read More

Strip

strip 1. To deprive; to bereave; to make destitute; to plunder; especially, to deprive of a covering; to skin; to peel; as,... Read More

Gills

Gill a woody glen; a narrow valley containing a stream. Origin: Icel. Gil. 1. (Science: anatomy) An organ for aquatic... Read More

Hemp

Hemp (Science: botany) cannabis Sativa, a plant native to asia. The term hemp may refer to the tall, coarse plant itself or... Read More