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Search Results for: microorganism

Microbiology

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

Microorganism

Definition noun, plural: microorganisms An organism that is microscopic or submicroscopic, which means it is too small to... Read More

Phenol coefficient

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

Antibiotic

Definition noun, plural: antibiotics Antimicrobial agent made from microorganisms, and can kill and inhibit the growth of... Read More

Pus

Definition noun A viscous exudate formed and discharged from an inflamed tissue as an end-result of... Read More

Microbe

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

Stock culture

stock culture A culture of a microorganism maintained solely for the purpose of keeping the microorganism in a viable... Read More

Serous exudate

Definition noun A type of exudate that forms as a clear, thin, watery fluid with relatively low protein content, usually... Read More

Macroorganism

Definition noun, plural: macroorganisms Any macroscopic organism. Supplement Macroorganisms are large enough to be seen by... 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

Polyvalence

Definition noun The state of being polyvalent. (immunology) The state of being capable of destroying or inactivating more... Read More

Polyvalency

Definition noun The state of being polyvalent. (immunology) The state of being capable of destroying or inactivating more... Read More

Omnivorous diet

Definition noun A type of diet in which both animal and plant matter are the main food source Supplement An omnivorous diet... Read More

Purulent exudate

Definition noun A type of exudate that is distinctively thick and yellowish, grayish or greenish in color, and consisting... Read More

Diazotroph

Definition noun, plural: diazotrophs A microorganism capable of assimilating and fixing atmospheric nitrogen... Read More

Fibrinous exudate

Definition noun A type of exudate consisting largely of fibrinogen and fibrin Supplement Tissue injuries such as wounds and... Read More

Active agglutination

Definition noun An agglutination reaction in which the antigen is found naturally on particle Supplement Agglutination... Read More

Petri dish

Definition noun, plural: Petri dishes A circular dish made of glass or plastic and with a loose-fitting cover, used in... Read More

Mesophile

Definition noun, plural: mesophiles An organism that lives and thrives at moderate temperatures Supplement A mesophile is an... Read More

Psychrophile

Definition noun, plural: psychrophiles An organism that thrives in cold temperatures, i.e. ranging from −20 °C to +10... Read More

Organic matter

Definition noun Any of the carbon-based compounds found in nature Supplement Organic matter pertains to any of the... Read More

Trichome

Definition noun, plural: trichomes (botany) An outgrowth (hair-like or scale-like) from the epidermal cell (microbiology) A... Read More

Soils

Where a plant grows and what resources are available to it is of vital importance to the life of a plant. The soil type and... Read More

Branches of biology

Branches of Biology Biology, the scientific study of life, includes several relevant branches. Below is a list of major... Read More

Food

Definition noun (1) A form of nourishing substance that is consumed (2) A substance that provides nourishment (3) A source... Read More

Root nodules

Root nodule (Science: plant biology) globular structure formed on the roots of certain plants, notably legumes and alder, by... Read More

Unicellular

Unicellular organisms are organisms consisting of one cell only that performs all vital functions including metabolism,... Read More

Test

Definition noun, plural: tests (1) An examination or evaluation. (2) (zoology) The external, protective shell, covering or... Read More

Infection

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

Lignin

Definition noun An organic substance that acts as a binder for the cellulose fibers in certain plants adding strength and... 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

Induced enzyme

Induced enzyme Inducible enzyme, an enzyme that can be detected in a growing culture of a microorganism, after the addition... Read More

Host cell

Definition noun, plural: host cells (1) A cell that harbors foreign molecules, viruses, or microorganisms. For example, a... Read More

Biology

Biology Definition Biology is the branch of science that primarily deals with the structure, function, growth, evolution,... Read More

Galactose

Definition noun plural: galactoses ga·lac·tose, ɡəˈlæktəʊz An aldohexose monosaccharide (chemical formula:... Read More

Symbiosis

Symbiosis Definition What is symbiosis? Symbiosis can be defined as any kind of relationship or interaction between two... Read More

Colonization

Colonization Synonym: innidiation. 2. The formation of compact population groups of the same type of microorganism, as the... Read More

Eukaryotic cells

Eukaryotic Cells Definition What is a eukaryotic cell? The term “cell” is a common word in biology, anatomy, and... Read More

Exudate cell

Definition noun, plural: exudate cells Any of the cells participating in the forming of exudate during inflammation or a... Read More

Vaccine

Definition noun, plural: vaccines A suspension containing live, attenuated, modified, or killed microorganisms (or their... Read More