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Search Results for: granule

Basal granule

Basal granule --> basal body (Science: cell biology) structure found at the base of eukaryotic cilia and flagella... Read More

Storage granule

storage granule 1. (Science: cell biology) membrane bounded vesicles containing condensed secretory materials (often in an... Read More

Granule

Granule (Science: pharmacology) a small quantity of a solid substance, smaller than a grain. Origin: L.... Read More

Volutin granule

Definition noun, plural: volutin granules Any of the cytoplasmic granules consisting of polyphosphates, and function as food... Read More

Glycogen

Definition noun plural: glycogens gly·co·gen, glī′kə-jən A multi-branched polymer of glucose, mainly produced in... Read More

Ribosome

Definition noun plural: ribosomes ri·bo·some, ˈɹaɪbəˌsəʊm (cell biology) A minute, sphere-shaped particle... Read More

Spongioplasm

Definition noun (1) The network or reticulum formed by the fibrils or granules thinly scattered in the cytoplasm. (2) The... Read More

Endoplasm

Definition noun, plural: endoplasms, endoplasma The inner, granule-rich, dense part of the cytoplasm of a... Read More

Cerebellum

(Science: anatomy) part of the vertebrate hindbrain, concerned primarily with somatic motor function, the control of muscle... Read More

Chromomere

Definition noun, plural: chromomeres (genetics) One of the beadlike granules that are arranged in a linear series along the... Read More

Granulocyte

Definition noun, plural: granulocytes A leukocyte characterized by the presence of numerous staining granules in the... Read More

Lipofuscin

Definition noun, plural: lipofuscins (cell biology) Any of the minute, yellow-brown, lipogenic pigment granules that... Read More

Zymogen

Definition noun, plural: zymogens An inactive enzyme precursor that requires a biochemical change to become active or... Read More

Refractile

Definition adjective (1) Of, pertaining to, or relating to refraction. (2) Capable of refracting; having the ability to... Read More

Metachromasia

Definition noun (1) A property of a dye in which the resulting color of the stain is different from the color of the dye... Read More

Nuclear body

Definition noun plural: nuclear bodies nu·cle·ar bod‧y, ˈnjuː.kli.ər ˈbɒdi Any of the prominent non-membraned,... Read More

Nucleus

In cell biology, the nucleus is the large, membrane-bounded organelle that contains the genetic material in the form of... Read More

Olfactory nerve

Definition noun, plural: olfactory nerves The cranial nerve comprised of sensory nerve fibers that carry impulses for the... Read More

Lysosome

Lysosome Definition noun plural: lysosomes ly·so·some, ˈlaɪsəˌsoʊm (cell biology) Organelle containing a large... Read More

Phagocyte

Definition noun, plural: phagocytes Any of the cells specialized in engulfing and destroying foreign particles, as well as... Read More

Connective tissue

Definition noun, plural: connective tissues The animal tissue that chiefly originates from the embryonic mesoderm, and... Read More

Mitochondrion

Definition noun, plural: mitochondria A spherical or rod-shaped organelle with its own genome, and is responsible for the... Read More

Hyaline

Hyaline (Science: cell biology) Clear, transparent, granule free, as for example hyaline cartilage and the hyaline zone at... Read More

Golgi apparatus

Definition noun Gol·gi ap·pa·rat·us, ˈgɔl dʒi ˌæpəˈreɪtəs (cell biology) An organelle that is comprised of... Read More

Lysozyme

Definition noun, plural: lysozymes A glycosidase that assists in the hydrolysis of glycosidic bond between N-acetyl muramic... Read More

Organelle

An organelle refers to any of the various cellular structures that perform a distinctive function inside a cell. The cell is... Read More

Endoplasmic reticulum

Definition noun plural: endoplasmic reticula (cell biology) A membrane-bound organelle that occurs as labyrinthine,... Read More

Nucleoplasm

Definition noun plural: nucleoplasm nu·cle·o·plasm, ˈnjuːklɪəˌplæzəm (cell biology) The protoplasm of the... Read More