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Hot

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

Hot spleen

Hot spleen (Science: radiology) Decreased liver uptake, liver disease (e.g., cirrhosis), shunting of portal venous blood,... Read More

Filtration

Filtration Definition What is filtration? Filtration is separating a solid from a fluid through a porous material that... Read More

Poison + water = hydrogen. New microbial genome shows how

Poison + water = hydrogen. New microbial genome shows how Take a pot of scalding water, remove all the oxygen, mix in a bit... Read More

Animal Water Regulation

Homeostatic control, a set environment, and how evolution and natural selection drives a species to adapt to its environment... Read More

Photorespiration

Definition noun (1) The process by which in the presence of light plant consumes oxygen and releases carbon dioxide (in... Read More

Ecosystem

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

Bathes

Bath Origin: as. Bae; akin to os. & Icel. Ba, Sw, dan, D, & g. Bad, and perh. To g. Bahen to foment. 1. The act of... Read More

Thermophile

Definition noun, plural: thermophiles An organism that thrives in a habitat at relatively high temperatures, i.e. between 41... Read More

Prokaryote

Prokaryote refers to any of the group of organisms primarily characterized by the lack of true nucleus and other... Read More

Biodiversity

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

Incandescent

Incandescent white, glowing, or luminous, with intense heat; as, incandescent carbon or platinum; hence, clear; shining;... Read More

Estivation

Definition noun (1) (botany) The arrangement of petals (as well as sepals) within a flower bud that is yet to open. (2)... Read More

Plant Water Regulation

A plant requires water as an essential ingredient of photolysis, the photochemical stage of photosynthesis where water is... Read More

Stimulus

We can detect hot or cold environments using our sense of temperature. When the temperature is too hot, sweating... Read More

Iodine test

Iodine Test Definition The iodine test is a chemical reaction-based identification test for starch. In this test, iodine... Read More

Bacillus stearothermophilus

Definition noun A rod-shaped, endospore-forming, Gram-positive bacterium that belongs to the division... 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

Anhidrosis

Definition noun, plural: anhidroses A pathological condition characterized by the inability to sweat... Read More

Toddy

toddy 1. A juice drawn from various kinds of palms in the East Indies; or, a spirituous liquor procured from it by... Read More

Aestivation

Definition noun (1) (botany) The arrangement of petals (as well as sepals) within a flower bud that is yet to open. (2)... Read More

System

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

Biome

Biome Definition What are biomes? There is no universal definition of biomes. But biome definition in biology of different... Read More

Convergent evolution

Convergent evolution definition What is convergent evolution? Convergent evolution is a concept in evolutionary biology... Read More

Pollution in Freshwater Ecosystems

As with all ecosystems, the existence and operations of human society inevitably have an effect on the way of life in a... Read More

Homeostatic equilibrium

Definition noun (1) The tendency of an organism or a cell to regulate its internal conditions, usually by a system of... 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

Human Reproduction

Terminology and Concepts Primary reproductive organs are called gonads - testes in the male and ovaries in the female.... Read More

Flare

Flare (Science: microscopy) Unwanted light in an optical instrument that arises by reflection at lens surfaces (including... Read More

Rogue

rogue 1. A vagrant; an idle, sturdy beggar; a vagabond; a tramp. The phrase rogues and vagabonds is applied to a large class... Read More

Hyperthermia

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

Palmitin

Definition noun, plural: palmitins A solid, white, crystallizable fat in animal and plant tissues Supplement Palmitin... Read More

Primary succession

Primary succession definition Primary succession is an ecological succession where a newly formed area is colonized for the... Read More

Hyperpyrexia

Definition noun An extremely high fever that is greater than or equal to 41°C (105.8°F) Supplement Hyperpyrexia is a fever... Read More

Methanogen

Definition noun, plural: methanogens An archaeabacterium capable of methanogenesis Supplement A methanogen pertains to any... Read More

Psychrophile

Definition noun, plural: psychrophiles An organism that thrives in cold temperatures, i.e. ranging from −20 °C to +10... Read More

Amoeba

In protistology, amoeba specifically pertains to the genus Amoeba (true amoeba) of the family Amoebidae, class Tubulinea.... Read More

Mesophile

Definition noun, plural: mesophiles An organism that lives and thrives at moderate temperatures Supplement A mesophile is an... Read More