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spot 1. A mark on a substance or body made by foreign matter; a blot; a place discoloured. Out, damned spot! Out, I say!... Read More

How the Daisy Got Its Spot: Insect Mimicry

Dark spots on flower petals are common across many angiosperm plant families and occur on flowers such as some lilies,... Read More

Spot desmosome

Definition noun, plural: spot desmosomes A type of desmosome characterized by a circular or spot-like rivet between... Read More

Blind spot

Definition noun (1) Anatomically, the region in the retina that is not sensitive to light and where the optic nerve and... Read More

‘Weed from hell’ found in Texas

JASPER – An infestation of tropical soda apple, a thorny plant on the federal noxious weed list, has been verified on a... Read More

Spot the match – wildlife photo-identification using information theory

Spot the match – wildlife photo-identification using information theory   Conrad W Speed,1,2 Mark G Meekan,2 and Corey... Read More

Brain Surgery Without The Surgery?

Every 45 seconds, another American has a stroke, caused either by a blocked or burst blood vessel in the brain. And every... Read More

Belt desmosome

Definition noun, plural: belt desmosomes A type of desmosome characterized by a belt-like rivet between neighboring... Read More


Definition noun, plural: petechiae An initially purplish red spot (less than 3 mm in diameter) that later turns blue or... Read More

Colorado State Researcher Hopes Mathematicians Can Help Solve Problems That Water Causes In Mathematical Models Of Atmosphere

The problem with mathematical models that attempt to mimic global water circulation is water itself, and a professor of... Read More

Evidence for Intelligent Design from Biochemistry

From a speech delivered at Discovery Institute's God & Culture Conference Michael J. Behe Discovery Institute August... Read More

Natural selection

Natural Selection Definition What is natural selection in biology? Natural selection is defined as a process in nature... Read More


place 1. To assign a place to; to put in a particular spot or place, or in a certain relative position; to direct to a... Read More

NASA Spacecraft Sees Changes in Jupiter System

LAUREL, Md. - NASA's New Horizons spacecraft provided a new bird's-eye view of the dynamic Jupiter system as it traveled... Read More

Pyotraumatic dermatitis

Definition noun A type of traumatic dermatitis characterized by skin erythema and weeping lesion on skin caused by biting,... Read More

Macula adherens

Definition noun A type of anchoring junction between neighboring cells forming a plaquelike site on the cell... Read More

Parasite causes zombie ants to die in an ideal spot

August 12, 2009 -- A study in the September issue of The American Naturalist describes new details about a fungal parasite... Read More


Definition noun, plural: eyes (1) The organ of sight or vision; the visual sense; the sense of seeing. (2) A mark... Read More

Fruitfly Study Shows How Evolution Wings It

     The courtship rituals of some species of fruitfly depend much on the attractive... Read More

Hot spot

Definition noun, plural: hot spots (1) (pathology) A superficial weeping skin lesion such as in dogs and cats caused by an... Read More


Definition noun, plural: birthmarks A mark on the skin that is visible at birth or shortly after birth Supplement Birthmarks... Read More

Café au lait spot

Definition noun, plural: café au lait spots A pigmented birthmark that is light-brown in color, flat, and usually oval in... Read More


Blotch 1. A blot or spot, as of colour or of ink; especially a large or irregular spot. Also fig.; as, a moral blotch. Spots... Read More

Researchers Pave The Way For Effective Liver Treatments

A combination of bioengineering and medical research at the University of California, San Diego has led to a new discovery... Read More

What Lurks Beneath the Swimming Spots

In the summertime, there's nothing more inviting than refreshing pools of water. Unfortunately, pools, ponds, rivers and... Read More

Mongolian spot

Definition noun, plural: mongolian spots A pigmented birthmark that is dark-bluish in color, flat, with wavy borders and... Read More


Blaze 1. A stream of gas or vapor emitting light and heat in the process of combustion; a bright flame. To heaven the blaze... Read More

Spot-film radiography

spot-film radiography An x-ray of a localised region, usually under study by... Read More

The 10 Power Principles Of Successful Job Acquisition

The 10 Power Principles Of Successful Job Acquisition! By: PAUL BOWLEY Job acquisition has to be your priority. But, today... Read More


smut 1. Foul matter, like soot or coal dust; also, a spot or soil made by such matter. 2. (Science: chemical) bad, soft... Read More

Sound investment: A new mathematical method provides a better way to analyze noise

Humans have 200 million light receptors in their eyes, 10 to 20 million receptors devoted to smell, but only 8,000... Read More

Bjerrums scotoma

Bjerrums scotoma a comet-shaped scotoma, occurring in glaucoma, attached at the temporal end to the blind spot or separated... Read More

‘Hot Spot’ For Toxic Harmful Algal Blooms Discovered Off Washington Coast

Feb. 1, 2009 — A part of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, which separates Washington state from Canada's British Columbia, is... Read More

Area centralis

Area centralis --> macula retinae An oval area of the sensory retina, 3 by 5 mm, temporal to the optic disk corresponding... Read More


Moth Definition A moth is a lepidopteran insect. Moths belong to the Order Lepidoptera, together with the butterflies.... Read More


Definition noun, plural: areoles (botany) A spot, which may be raised or depressed, on the cactus body where spines, hair,... Read More


smut 1. Foul matter, like soot or coal dust; also, a spot or soil made by such matter. 2. (Science: chemical) bad, soft... Read More


Definition noun The obscuration in the visual field as caused by the lack of photoreceptors on the optic... Read More


monk 1. A man who retires from the ordinary temporal concerns of the world, and devotes himself to religion; one of a... Read More


Immaculate without stain or blemish; spotless; undefiled; clear; pure. Were but my soul as pure From other guilt as that,... Read More