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Insulation

Insulation 1. The act of insulating, or the state of being insulated; detachment from other objects; isolation. 2. (Science:... Read More

Skin

Definition noun, plural: skins (anatomy) The external membranous integument of the body; the outer protective covering of... Read More

Neuroglia

Definition noun, plural: neuroglia A cell that surrounds a nerve cell that is responsible for providing mechanical and... Read More

Epidermis

Epidermis Definition What is the epidermis? We can define the epidermis as one or more layers of cells forming the tough... 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

Escape

Escape 1. To flee, and become secure from danger; often followed by from or out of. Haste, for thy life escape, nor look... Read More

Triglyceride

Definition noun, plural: triglycerides An energy-rich compound made up of a single molecule of glycerol and three molecules... Read More

Integument

Definition noun (1) (anatomy) The outer protective covering of (the body of) an organism, such as cuticle, fur, shell, rind,... Read More

Integumentary system

Definition noun The organ system consisting of the skin and associated structures such as the glands, hair, nails, scales,... 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

Dermis

Definition noun Mesodermally-derived connective tissue underlying the epithelium of the skin Supplement In humans, the skin... Read More

Vellus hair

Definition noun Very fine, non-pigmented hair that covers most of the body of human and other mammals Supplement The vellus... Read More

Adipocyte

Definition noun, plural: adipocytes A specialized connective tissue cell that stores fat (lipid); the predominant cell in... Read More

Fat

Definition noun plural: fats fats, fæts A term largely applied to storage lipids in animal tissues that are usually solid... Read More

Malpighian layer

Definition noun The lower layer of epidermis consisting of non-keratinized, viable cells, in contrast to the outer (upper)... Read More

Papillary dermis

Definition noun The more superficial layer of the dermis that intertwines with the rete ridges of the epidermis, and is made... Read More

Sensory Systems

A sensory system is a part of the nervous system consisting of sensory receptors that receive stimuli from the internal and... Read More

A Balanced Diet – Carbohydrates and Fat

Alongside the numerous vitamins that are required as part of a healthy diet, we must also eat food containing a variety of... Read More

Macrophytes

Introduction    Examples of Macrophytes. (Source: Canada's AquaticEnvironments) ... Read More