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Magnitude

Magnitude 1. Extent of dimensions; size; applied to things that have length, breath, and thickness. Conceive those particles... Read More

Neural Control Mechanisms

Nerve cells called neurons generate electric signals that pass from one end of the cell to another and release chemical... 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

Movement of Molecules Across Cell Membranes

Diffusion Diffusion is essentially the movement of molecules from a region of higher concentration to a region of lower... Read More

Graded potential

Definition noun, plural: graded potentials A change in the electrical potential on the membrane of an excitable cell (e.g. a... Read More

Unit

unit 1. A single thing or person. 2. (Science: mathematics) The least whole number; one. Units are the integral parts of any... Read More

Generation

Generation 1. The act of generating or begetting; procreation, as of animals. 2. Origination by some process, mathematical,... Read More

Pollux

pollux 1. (Science: astronomy) A fixed star of the second magnitude, in the constellation gemini. Cf. 3d Castor. 2.... Read More

Colony-forming unit

Definition noun A measure of viable cells in which a colony represents an aggregate of cells derived from a single... Read More

Phosphorylation

Phosphorylation Definition We can define phosphorylation as a biochemical process in which a phosphate molecule is added to... Read More

Tidal amplitude

tidal amplitude The magnitude of the difference in elevation between low and high tides at a particular point in a body of... Read More

Dead Man Walking

Dead Man Walking: Wade Davis and the Secret of the Zombie Poison By Patrick D. Hahn Accepted on September 4, 2007 Twenty... Read More

Feedback mechanism

Feedback Mechanism Definition What is a feedback mechanism? A feedback mechanism is a physiological regulation system in a... Read More

Trophic level

In ecology, a trophic level pertains to a position in a food chain or ecological pyramid occupied by a group of organisms... Read More

Vector

Definition noun, plural: vectors (1) (epidemiology) An organism or vehicle that transmits the causative agent or... Read More

Muscle

Muscle cells are specialized to generate force and movement. There are three types of muscle tissue: (1) skeletal muscle,... Read More

Circulation

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

Equals

Equal 1. Agreeing in quantity, size, quality, degree, value, etc.; having the same magnitude, the same value, the same... Read More

Estimate

Estimate a valuing or rating by the mind, without actually measuring, weighing, or the like; rough or approximate... Read More

Substrate

Substrate Definition What is a "substrate"? The underlying substances or layers are termed as substrate. The definitions of... Read More

Polimorphism analysis of k -casein gene on Nelore females and effect on weaning weight of the calves

FARIA, F.J.C., GUIMARAES, S.E.F., LIMA, R.M.G. et al.Abstract : Data from a Nelore herd were used after adjustment of the... Read More

Shear

shear 1. To cut, clip, or sever anything from with shears or a like instrument; as, to shear sheep; to shear cloth. It is... Read More

Degrade

Degrade 1. To reduce from a higher to a lower rank or degree; to lower in rank to deprive of office or dignity; to strip of... Read More

Ratio

ratio 1. (Science: mathematics) The relation which one quantity or magnitude has to another of the same kind. It is... Read More

Proportion

proportion 1. The relation or adaptation of one portion to another, or to the whole, as respect magnitude, quantity, or... Read More

Figures

Figure 1. The form of anything; shape; outline; appearance. Flowers have all exquisite figures. (Bacon) 2. The... Read More

Screw

screw 1. To turn, as a screw; to apply a screw to; to press, fasten, or make firm, by means of a screw or screws; as, to... Read More

Mitigation

mitigation steps taken to avoid or minimise negative environmental impacts. Mitigation can include: avoiding the impact by... Read More

Surface

surface 1. The exterior part of anything that has length and breadth; one of the limits that bound a solid, especially. The... Read More

Similar

similar 1. Exactly corresponding; resembling in all respects; precisely like. 2. Nearly corresponding; resembling in many... Read More

Equal

Equal 1. Agreeing in quantity, size, quality, degree, value, etc.; having the same magnitude, the same value, the same... Read More

Solid

solid 1. Having the constituent parts so compact, or so firmly adhering, as to resist the impression or penetration of other... Read More

Biodiversity

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

Respiration

Organization of the Respiratory System Each lung is composed of air sacs called alveoli - the sites of gas exchange with... Read More