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Heat

Definition noun (1) A form of energy that is transferred from between objects due to a temperature difference; the thermal... Read More

Heat-labile

Definition adjective Likely to be altered or degradation when subjected to heat Supplement In chemistry, the lability of a... Read More

Heatstroke

Definition noun A severe (sometimes fatal) illness caused by an overexposure to an excessive heat, which disturbs the... Read More

Regulation of Organic Metabolism, Growth and Energy Balance

Organic Metabolism Events of Absorptive and Post-absorptive States. The absorptive state is the period during which... Read More

Heating curve

Definition noun A plot of temperature versus time, showing the amount of energy a substance has absorbed with increasing... Read More

Heat-stable

Heat-stable --> thermostabile Thermostable Not readily subject to alteration or destruction by heat. Synonym:... Read More

Heat coagulation test

Heat coagulation test a test for measurement of protein in urine; albumin and globulin are coagulated by heat at an acid ph,... Read More

Heat rigor

Heat rigor coagulation of muscle protein induced by... Read More

Burn

Burn 1. A hurt, injury, or effect caused by fire or excessive or intense heat. 2. The operation or result of burning or... Read More

Adipose tissue

Adipose Tissue Definition Adipose tissue, a specialized variety of connective tissue, is composed of lipid-rich cells known... Read More

Water

Water Definition (1) (biochemistry) A chemical substance, with chemical formula H2O, that is a clear, colorless, odorless,... Read More

Homeostasis

Homeostasis is the tendency not to stray from the range of favorable or ideal internal conditions. Such conditions must be... 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

Thermophile

Thermophiles Definition What are thermophiles? Let us first understand the literal meaning of the word ‘thermophile’.... Read More

Single-stranded DNA

What is single-stranded DNA? DNA is the material that living organisms possess that carries their genetic make-up. DNA and... Read More

Hyperthermia

Definition noun A condition in which the body temperature is higher than the normal range Supplement Hyperthermia pertains... Read More

Denaturation

Denaturation Definition In biochemistry, denaturation is defined as a process in which a molecular structure deviates from... Read More

Characteristic

Characteristics Definition We can define characteristics as qualities or features that describe the distinctive nature or... Read More

Calorie

Definition noun, plural: calories (1) Gram calorie: unit of heat energy that is equal to the amount of heat needed to... Read More

Boil

Boil 1. To heat to the boiling point, or so as to cause ebullition; as, to boil water. 2. To form, or separate, by boiling... Read More

Plant Metabolism

Introduction Plants are responsible for incredible feats of molecular transformation. The processes are always being... Read More

Food chain

Everything is a cycle in life. The way organisms consume their food also follows a cycle. This is usually described as the... Read More

Freshwater Communities & Lentic Waters

Lentic (still water) communities can vary greatly in appearance, anything from a small temporary puddle to a large lake is... Read More

Temperature Regulation in Animals

Control of Temperature in Homeotherms Animals capable of temperature regulation within a given range are deemed homeotherms... Read More

Integumentary system

Integumentary System Definition The integumentary system is the outermost layer of the body. The animal body, in... Read More

Naked virus

Viruses are infectious entities with size ranges between 20 to 400 nanometers. The mammoth-sized virus would be about the... Read More

Uritis

Definition noun Inflammation of the skin as a result of the action of heat Supplement Uritis is a rarely used nowadays to... Read More

Thermotropism

Definition noun, plural: photoropisms Movement or growth response of a cell or an organism to heat or changes in temperature... Read More

System

A system pertains to interdependent or interrelated objects comprising and functioning as a whole. In biology, it may refer... Read More

Mitochondrion

Mitochondrion Definition What are mitochondria? The term “mitochondrion” comes from the two words of the Greek... Read More

Ecosystem

Ecosystem Definition An ecosystem is a system consisting of biotic and abiotic components that function together as a unit.... Read More

Kilocalorie

Definition noun, plural: kilocalories A measure of heat energy that is equal to the amount of heat needed to raise the... Read More

Moisture content

Definition noun The weight of the water contained in an object or material, usually expressed as a percentage of... Read More

Renaturation

Definition noun, plural: renaturations (molecular biology) The conversion of denatured protein or nucleic acid to its native... Read More

Photosynthesis

Photosynthesis is a physio-chemical process carried out by photo-auto-lithotrophs by converting light energy into chemical... Read More

Bacteria

Bacteria Definition What are bacteria? What is the definition of bacteria in biology? Bacteria are defined as organisms... Read More

Substance

Substance Definition What is a substance? The word substance finds varied usages in different science fields. In general... Read More

Hot

Hot 1. Having much sensible heat; exciting the feeling of warmth in a great degree; very warm; opposed to cold, and... 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

Brown adipose tissue

Definition noun, plural: brown adipose tissues A type of adipose tissue found in mammals that is brownish as opposed to... Read More