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Anatomy

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

Dull

Dull 1. Slow of understanding; wanting readiness of apprehension; stupid; doltish; blockish. Dull at classical learning. She... Read More

Gross photosynthesis

Definition noun (1) The oxygen production rate of photosystem II. (2) The total amount of carbohydrates produced from... Read More

Grocer

Grocer a trader who deals in tea, sugar, spices, coffee, fruits, and various other commodities. (Science: medicine) Grocer's... Read More

Net photosynthesis

Definition noun (1) The difference between the total amount of photosynthesis and the sum of the rates of respiration (i.e.... Read More

Concentration gradient

Concentration gradient definition Concentration gradient refers to the gradual change in the concentration of solutes in a... Read More

Atrioventricular sulcus

Definition noun (anatomy) A sulcus or a groove on the outer surface of the heart marking the division between the atria and... Read More

Renal medulla

Definition noun, plural: renal medullae or renal medullas The inner region of the kidney that is arranged into renal... Read More

Renal cortex

Definition noun, plural: renal cortexes or renal cortices The outer region of the kidney where the glomeruli, the proximal... Read More

Archaellum

Definition noun, plural: archaella A whip-like structure of filaments that extends outside the cell of many... Read More

Biotic factor

Biotic Factor Definition Biotic factors (also known as biotic components) are the living component in an ecosystem. The... Read More

Facilitated diffusion

Facilitated diffusion is the transport of substances across a biological membrane from an area of higher concentration to an... Read More

Urinogenital

urogenital: of or pertaining to the urinary and the reproductive systems. urogenital systems:the urinary and the genital... Read More

Overview of Chirology

Psychodiagnostic Chirology (PDC) is a comprehensive diagnostic discipline applied by professional behavioral specialists in... Read More

Grease

Grease 1. To smear, anoint, or daub, with grease or fat; to lubricate; as, to grease the wheels of a wagon. 2. To bribe; to... Read More

Biodiversity

Biodiversity Lead Author: J. Emmett DuffyThis article has been reviewed and approved by the following Topic Editor: John... Read More

Refine

refine 1. To reduce to a fine, unmixed, or pure state; to free from impurities; to free from dross or alloy; to separate... Read More

Muddy

muddy 1. Abounding in mud; besmeared or dashed with mud; as, a muddy road or path; muddy boots. 2. Turbid with mud; as,... Read More

Virus

Definition noun, plural: viruses A submicroscopic infectious agent that is unable to grow or reproduce outside a host... Read More

Insolent

Insolent 1. Deviating from that which is customary; novel; strange; unusual. If one chance to derive any word from the latin... Read More

Fleshy

Fleshy 1. Full of, or composed of, flesh; plump; corpulent; fat; gross. The sole of his foot is fleshy. (Ray) 2. Human.... Read More

Reproduction

Definition noun The production of offspring by organized bodies verb: reproduce To produce again; to... Read More

Taste

taste 1. To try by the touch; to handle; as, to taste a bow. Taste it well and stone thou shalt it find. (Chaucer) 2. To try... Read More

Villain

villain 1. One who holds lands by a base, or servile, tenure, or in villenage; a feudal tenant of the lowest class, a... 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

Oxytocin – Of Love, Fear, and Anxiety

Oxytocin has long had a reputation of being the "love hormone". It engenders social bonding, attachment, intimacy, and... Read More