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Microbe

Definition noun: microbes Any of the microorganisms, especially those causing diseases or infections Supplement The term... Read More

Poison + water = hydrogen. New microbial genome shows how

Poison + water = hydrogen. New microbial genome shows how Take a pot of scalding water, remove all the oxygen, mix in a bit... Read More

Microbial

Definition adjective Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a microbe (i.e. any of the microscopic... Read More

Doderleins bacillus

Doderlein's bacillus is a large, Gram-positive bacterium found in vaginal secretions. It is named after the German... Read More

Plasma B cell

Definition noun, plural: plasma B cells A large B lymphocyte that when exposed to antigen, produce, and secrete large... Read More

Heterotroph

Heterotroph Definition What is a heterotroph? Does a heterotroph make its own food? In biology and ecology, a heterotroph... Read More

Nitrifying bacterium

Definition noun, plural: nitrifying bacteria A bacterium that is capable of converting ammonium into... Read More

Methanogenesis

Definition noun A metabolic process in certain microbes wherein methane is produced Supplement Methanogenesis is a metabolic... Read More

Endosymbiotic theory

Endosymbiotic theory definition noun (evolutionary biology) A theory suggesting that the organelles such as mitochondria... 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

Koch postulate

Definition noun The four principles intended to ascertain the underlying relationships between a microbe and a... Read More

Enterococcus faecalis

Definition Non-motile, gram-positive, facultatively anaerobic, microbial species that normally dwells in the... Read More

Apparent competition

Competition Definition One of the many branches of biology is ecology. Ecology is the study of the relationships that the... Read More

Autoimmunity

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

Pinocytosis

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

Nitrification

Definition noun A process wherein a nitro group is added to an organic compound Supplement Nitrification is a process where... Read More

Beyond Jurassic Park — Real Science With Ancient DNA

St. Paul, MN (November 5, 1998) -- Bees, trapped for millions of years in ancient amber, recreated by scientists using the... Read More

Gastric juice

Definition noun The acidic digestive fluid secreted by various glands in the stomach lining into the lumen of the stomach,... Read More

Microbiology

Definition noun The branch of science that deals with microorganisms and their effects on other living... Read More

B-cell

B-cell (Science: haematology, immunology) a type of lymphocyte normally involved in the production of antibodies to combat... Read More

Aggressin

Aggressin (Science: protein) a term for a protein produced by a pathogenic microbe which aids its spread in the host by... Read More

Toxicity

toxicity The quality of being poisonous, especially the degree of virulence of a toxic microbe or of a... Read More

Inflammatory response

Definition noun, plural: inflammatory responses (medicine) A response of the body to an injurious agent, characterized by... Read More

Infection

Definition noun, plural: infections (microbiology) Invasion and multiplication of an infectious agents in body tissues of... Read More

Alimentary canal

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

Tissue repair

Definition noun The process of restoring the structural and physiological integrity after an injury Supplement Tissue repair... Read More