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Induction

Induction The act or process of inducing or causing to occur, especially the production of a specific morphogenetic effect... Read More

Induction period

Induction period The period required for a specific agent to produce a disease; the interval from the causal action of a... Read More

Unipolar

unipolar 1. (Science: physics) Having, or acting by means of, one pole only. 2. (Science: anatomy) Having but one pole or... Read More

Chondroblast

There are two forms of cells in cartilage: chondroblasts and chondrocytes. The chondroblasts are cells that secrete the... Read More

Inductothermy

Inductothermy artificial fever production by means of electromagnetic induction. Origin: induction - g. Therme,... Read More

Gibberellins and Gibberellic Acid

The family of gibberellins have a similar effect to that of auxins; they promote cell division and elongation. The major... Read More

Gene Action – Operon Hypothesis

Reviewed by: Mary Anne Clark, Ph.D. Some genes are switched on or off depending on environmental conditions. The... Read More

Parthenogenesis

To reproduce, by definition, means to produce new offspring. The process is referred to as reproduction, which is one of the... Read More

Autoimmune disease

Definition noun, plural: autoimmune diseases A type of disease as a result of an immune response of the body against own... Read More

Teratogenesis

Definition noun The development of structural or functional malformations in an embryo or a fetus Supplement Abnormalities... Read More

Hyperosmotic

Hyperosmotic Definition The word Hyperosmotic is derived from two Greek words: 'hyper', meaning “excess” and 'osmos',... Read More

Autocrine signaling

Autocrine Signaling Definition What is autocrine signaling? Autocrine signaling is a type of cell signaling wherein a cell... Read More

Anabolic steroid

Definition noun, plural: anabolic steroids Any of the synthetic steroid hormones (androgens) that promote muscle and bone... Read More

A posteriori

A posteriori 1. (Science: logic) Characterising that kind of reasoning which derives propositions from the observation of... Read More

The Evolutionary Development of Multicellular Organisms

The beginning of the Cambrian era saw a widespread arrival of multi-cellular organisms, particularly in the form of sponges.... Read More

Autoimmunity

Definition noun, plural: autoimmunities A type of immunity wherein the immune response is directed against own body,... Read More

Cell determination

Definition noun The process in which a previously undifferentiated cell is already programmed to become a specific cell type... Read More

Sex reversal

Definition noun Change of sexual identity in animals as influenced by an environmental variable, also by surgical or... Read More

Influence

Influence To control or move by power, physical or moral; to affect by gentle action; to exert an influence upon; to modify,... Read More

Abscisic acid

Abscisic acid (Science: biochemistry) a lipid hormone that inhibits cell growth in plants, it is associated with fruit drop,... Read More

Eclipse phase

Eclipse phase --> eclipse period The time between infection by (or induction of) a bacteriophage, or other virus, and the... Read More

Frameshift mutation

Define Frameshift Mutation What is a frameshift mutation? In biology, insertions or deletions of nucleotides in the coding... Read More

Rhizome

The rhizome is derived from the Greek word rhizoma, meaning "a bunch of roots". Usually, rhizomes are confused with roots;... Read More

Oxytocin

Definition noun, plural: oxytocins An antidiuretic peptide hormone (chemical formula: C46H66N12O12S2) produced chiefly by... Read More

Immune response

Immune Response Definition An immune response is defined as the reaction of the body in response to the presence of a... Read More

Obligate parasite

Parasitism is a form of symbiosis that occurs between a parasite and its host. The parasite is the organism that generally... Read More

Permeability

Permeability Definition What is permeability? In earth science, its definition is this: "the ability of any material such... Read More

Oncogene

Oncogene (Science: molecular biology, oncology) Mutated and/or overexpressed version of a normal gene of animal cells (the... Read More

Antigen

Antigen Definition What is an antigen? A simple definition is that an antigen refers to any substance that triggers an... Read More

Promotions

promotion stimulation of tumour induction, following initiation, by a promoting agent which may of itself be... Read More

Nitrogen

Definition noun plural: nitrogens ni·tro·gen, ˈnɐɪtʰɹədʒən (biochemistry) A colorless, odorless, gaseous... Read More

Provision

provision 1. The act of providing, or making previous preparation. 2. That which is provided or prepared; that which is... Read More

Electricity

Electricity Origin: cf. F. Electricite. See electric. 1. A power in nature, a manifestation of energy, exhibiting itself... Read More

Eclipse period

Eclipse period The time between infection by (or induction of) a bacteriophage, or other virus, and the appearance of mature... Read More