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Leg

Leg 1. A limb or member of an animal used for supporting the body, and in running, climbing, and swimming; especially, that... Read More

Crus

Definition noun, plural: crura (anatomy) Lower leg; a bodily part likened to a leg or pair of legs (taxonomy) A subgenus of... Read More

Patellar reflex

Definition noun, plural: patellar reflexes A stretch reflex wherein the anterior muscles of the thigh contracts by reflex as... Read More

Antagonistic Muscle

Definition of Antagonistic Muscle What does the term “antagonistic” mean? As the name suggests, the word antagonistic... Read More

Dactylus

Definition noun, plural: dactyla (zooanatomy) A dactyl, i.e. a digit (a finger or a toe) Supplement The term dactylus refers... Read More

Knuckle

Knuckle 1. The joint of a finger, particularly when made prominent by the closing of the fingers. 2. The kneejoint, or... Read More

Shin

shin 1. To climb a mast, tree, rope, or the like, by embracing it alternately with the arms and legs, without help of steps,... Read More

Factories

Factory Origin: cf. F. Factorerie. 1. A house or place where factors, or commercial agents, reside, to transact business for... Read More

Stump

stump 1. The part of a tree or plant remaining in the earth after the stem or trunk is cut off; the stub. 2. The part of a... Read More

Tetrapod

Definition noun, plural: tetropods A vertebrate with four limbs or leg-like appendages Supplement Tetrapods pertain to the... Read More

Lame

Lame 1. Moving with pain or difficulty on account of injury, defect, or temporary obstruction of a function; as, a lame leg,... Read More

Shank

shank To fall off, as a leaf, flower, or capsule, on account of disease affecting the supporting footstalk; usually followed... Read More

Galvanism

Definition noun, plural: galvanisms (biology) Muscle contraction stimulated by an electric current (medicine) Therapeutic... Read More

Knee

Knee 1. In man, the joint in the middle part of the leg. 2. (Science: anatomy) The joint, or region of the joint, between... Read More

Tap water enema

An injection of plain water into the rectum in order to stimulate a bowel movement. Uusally given to relieve constipation... Read More

Circumduction gait

Circumduction gait --> hemiplegic gait gait in which the leg is stiff, without flexion at knee and ankle, and with each... Read More

Stifle

stifle 1. To stop the breath of by crowding something into the windpipe, or introducing an irrespirable substance into the... Read More

Elephantiasis

Definition noun, plural: elephantiases A disease of the skin characterized by being thick, rough, hard, and fissured, like... Read More

Millipede

millipede A venomous nonpredaceous arthropod of the order diplopoda, characterised by two pairs of legs per leg-bearing... Read More

Buck’s traction

Definition A longitudinal skin traction applied to extremity in one direction with a single pulley, and keeping the leg in... Read More

Horseshoe crab

Definition noun, plural: horseshoe crabs A crab-like marine chelicerate arthropod of the taxonomic family... Read More

Falx inguinalis

Falx inguinalis --> conjoint tendon Common tendon of insertion of the transversus and obliquus internus muscles into the... Read More

Prehensile tail

Definition noun, plural: prehensile tails A tail characterized by its adaptive features, enabling the vertebrate animal to... Read More

Pinocytosis

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

Inoculation

Inoculation Definition In Immunology, inoculation is defined as the process of introducing an antigenic substance or... Read More

Armadillidiidae

Definition noun A taxonomic family comprised of terrestrial woodlouse species that are identifiable chiefly by their... Read More

Myocardium

Myocardium Definition What is the myocardium of the heart?  It is the muscular middle layer of the heart that is... Read More

Scratch reflex

Definition noun, plural: scratch reflexes (1) A spinal reflex characterized by a response to the activation of sensory... Read More

Hind limb

Definition noun, plural: hind limbs The back limb, or the posterior extremity of an animal. Supplement The hind limb... Read More

Light-dependent reaction

Many organisms, such as green plants, convert light energy into chemical energy through the mechanism of photosynthesis. In... Read More

Parasite Rex : Inside the Bizarre World of Nature’s Most Dangerous Creatures

 Parasite Rex : Inside the Bizarre World of Nature's Most Dangerous Creatures  ... Read More

Pseudopodia

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

Crus sinistrum fasciculi atrioventricularis

Crus sinistrum fasciculi atrioventricularis --> left crus of atrioventricular bundle The left leg or branch of the... Read More

Foot

Foot 1. (Science: anatomy) The terminal part of the leg of man or an animal; especially, the part below the ankle or wrist;... Read More

Extremity

Extremity (Science: anatomy) a limb, an arm or leg (membrum), sometimes applied specifically to a hand or... Read More

Joint

Joint 1. To unite by a joint or joints; to fit together; to prepare so as to fit together; as, to joint boards. Pierced... Read More

Arrest

Arrest 1. The act of stopping, or restraining from further motion, etc.; stoppage; hindrance; restraint; as, an arrest of... Read More

Pin

pin To fasten with, or as with, a pin; to join; as, to pin a garment; to pin boards together. Aa if she would pin her to her... Read More

Appendage

Definition noun, plural: appendages (general) Things or parts added or attached to another entity. (biology) Parts or organs... Read More

Stimulus

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