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Ingestion

Definition noun (1) The process of taking a material (e.g. foodstuff) into the mouth or body. (2) The process or act of... Read More

Pseudopodia

A pseudopodium (plural: pseudopodia) refers to the temporary projection of the cytoplasm of a eukaryotic cell. Pseudopodia... Read More

Pinocytosis

Pinocytosis Definition What is pinocytosis?  Pinocytosis is the ingestion of extracellular fluids, i.e. the fluid... Read More

Endocytosis

Endocytosis Definition What is endocytosis in biology? Endocytosis is a cellular process by which a cell internalizes any... Read More

Alimentary canal

Definition of Alimentary canal What is the alimentary canal? The alimentary canal is a muscular hollow continuous tubular... Read More

Egestion

Egestion is the act or process of voiding or discharging undigested food as faeces. To egest means to discharge undigested... Read More

Intracellular digestion

Intracellular Digestion Definition What is intracellular digestion? ‘Intra’ means "inside" and ‘cellular’ pertains... Read More

Phagocytosis

Definition noun The process of engulfing and ingestion of particles by the cell or a phagocyte (e.g. macrophage) to form a... 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

Amoeba

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

Coccidia

Coccidia (singular: coccidium) are sporozoans that live as parasites of the digestive tracts of certain animals. 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

Exogenous antigen

Definition noun Antigen that enters the body of the organism from the outside, e.g. through inhalation, ingestion, or... Read More

Nasogastric aspiration

Definition noun An aspiration technique in which the gastric contents are removed or drained using a nasogastric tube that... Read More

Protist

Protist Definition What is a protist? All protists are eukaryotes, i.e. organisms with a nucleus. However, they are... Read More

Medullary chemoreceptor trigger zone

Medullary chemoreceptor trigger zone (CTZ) (anatomy and physiology) It is located in the Medulla (i.e. Part of the brain)... Read More

Brevibacillus brevis

Definition noun A motile aerobic ellipsoidal spore forming rod organisms involved in gramicidin production an antimicrobial... Read More

Entamoebidae

Definition noun (taxonomy) A family of Archamoebae which includes species such as Entamoeba histolytica, Entamoeba coli,... Read More

Infective stage

Definition noun (parasitology) The stage in the life cycle of an endoparasite wherein it can initiate infection to its... Read More

Cestode

Definition noun, plural: cestodes A common name for the species belonging to the class Cestoda Supplement Phylum... Read More

Taenia saginata

Definition noun A tapeworm species of class Cestoda, and is commonly known as the beef tapeworm that parasitizes humans and... Read More

Microfilaria

Definition noun, plural: microfilariae The embryonic or early larval stage in the life cycle of certain parasitic nematodes... Read More

Oocyst

Definition noun, plural: oocysts A resistant, thick-walled spore containing the zygote Supplement Apicomplexa is a phylum... Read More

Isomaltulose

Definition noun plural: isomaltuloses A disaccharide comprised of a glucose monomer and a fructose monomer joined by... Read More

Phagosome

Definition noun plural: phagosomes phag·o·some, ˈfæg əˌsoʊm (cell biology) A vesicle that forms by pinching off... Read More

Phagolysosome

Definition noun plural: phagolysosomes (cell biology) A cytoplasmic body that forms from the fusion of phagosome and... Read More

Circulation

Blood Blood is composed of a liquid, plasma, and blood cells such as erythrocytes (red blood cells,) leukocytes (white... Read More

Kidneys and Regulation of Water and Inorganic Ions

Renal Functions Kidneys remove/add substances from/to the plasma. Regulate water concentration, inorganic ion... Read More

Exflagellation

Exflagellation The extrusion of rapidly waving flagellum-like microgametes from microgametocytes; in the case of human... Read More

Actions of Caffeine in the Brain with Special Reference to Factors That Contribute to Its Widespread Use

IV. Actions of Caffeine on Brain Functions and Behavior Having discussed the molecular and neuronal actions of caffeine,... Read More

Phenol coefficient

Chemical disinfectants are categorized based on the power of their disinfection for microbes and viruses. Strong... Read More

Foregut

Definition noun (1) The anterior part of the alimentary canal that begins at the mouth to the end of the stomach or gizzard... Read More

Animal

Animal Definition An animal (plural: animals) refers to any of the eukaryotic multicellular organisms of the biological... Read More

Prion

prion Origin: proteinaceous infectious particle (microbiology) an infectious protein particle similar to a virus but... Read More

Tetany

tetany 1. Hyperexcitability of nerves and muscles due to decrease in concentration of extracellular ionised calcium, which... Read More

Nitrogen

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

Flush

Flush (Science: clinical sign) transient, episodic redness of the face and neck caused by certain diseases, ingestion of... Read More

Absorption

Definition noun, plural: absorptions The process of absorbing or assimilating substances into cells or across the tissues... Read More

Definitive host

Different Biological Relationships The biological world is interconnected whether we notice it or not. All the life forms... Read More

Incorporation

Incorporation 1. (Science: chemistry) The union of one substance with another or with others, in a composite mass. 2.... Read More