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Microscope

Microscope (Science: instrument) A piece of laboratory equipment that is used to magnify small things that are too small to... Read More

Compound microscope

Compound microscope (Science: instrument) a microscope (an optical instrument that augments the power of the eye to see... Read More

Opaque microscope

opaque microscope --> epimicroscope (Science: instrument) A microscope with a condenser built around the objective; used for... Read More

Smooth muscle

The smooth muscle can be described as a type of muscle in the human body that is non-striated and involuntary in action.... 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

Gram-positive bacilli

Definition noun, singular: gram-positive bacillus A group of rod-shaped bacterial cells that appears violet through Gram's... Read More

Micrometer

micrometer An instrument, used with a telescope or microscope, for measuring minute distances, or the apparent diameters of... Read More

Gram-negative

Definition adjective Of, or relating to the group of bacteria that take the color of the counterstain (i.e. pink) under the... Read More

Sarcolemma

Sarcolemma Definition What is the sarcolemma? It is the thin, transparent, extensible plasma membrane of the muscle cell.... 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

Gram-positive endospore-forming rods

Definition noun A group of rod-shaped bacteria that are positive to Gram's method and form... Read More

Quellung phenomenon

Definition noun A biochemical reaction in which anticapsular antibodies bind to the capsule of a bacterium, resulting in the... Read More

Condenser

Condenser (Science: microscopy) in microscopy, the lens mounted before the microscope stage, which transmits light to the... Read More

Involuntary muscle

A muscle act typically either under the control of the will or without conscious control. Muscles that can be controlled at... Read More

Acid dye

Definition noun, plural: acid dyes (biological techniques) A dye containing acidic group(s) and is used in staining... Read More

Shadow-casting

shadow-casting Deposition of a film of carbon or certain metals such as palladium, platinum, or chromium on a contoured... Read More

Banding pattern

Definition noun, plural: banding patterns (genetics) The characteristic pattern of light and dark transverse bands on a... Read More

Prophase

Definition noun The phase following interphase and preceding metaphase of cell divisions (i.e. mitosis and meiosis), and in... Read More

Hyaline cartilage

Hyaline Cartilage Definition Before we define hyaline cartilage, let us understand what cartilage is. What is cartilage? Is... Read More

Taxonomy

Taxonomy Definition The term "taxonomy" was developed from two Greek words, "taxis," meaning arrangement, and "nomia,"... Read More

Centrosome

Centrosome Definition What is a centrosome? The centrosome is considered to be the main microtubule-organizing... Read More

Gram staining

Definition noun A staining method performed to determine whether a bacterial species is gram-positive (i.e. violet stain) or... Read More

Basal lamina

Definition noun (histology) A layer of extracellular matrix found on the basal surface of epithelial cells, and which is... Read More

Gram-positive cocci

Definition noun, singular: gram-positive coccus A group of spherical bacteria that retains the violet stain following gram... Read More

Muscular system

Definition noun An organ system comprised of skeletal muscles, smooth muscles, and cardiac muscles that are responsible for... Read More

Electron micrograph

Electron micrograph (Science: microscopy) a photographic reproduction of an image formed by the action of an electron beam.... Read More

A Protein Being Born – a live cell imaging of RNA translation

You probably already heard the concepts of translation in the central dogma of molecular biology. The dogma is an... Read More

P face

P face --> freeze fracture method of specimen preparation for the electron microscope in which rapidly frozen tissue is... Read More

Microscopic

Microscopic 1. Of extremely small size, visible only by the aid of the microscope. 2. Pertaining or relating to a microscope... Read More

Tissue

Tissue Definition What is tissue in the body? The body tissue is an aggregation of cells that function together and have a... Read More

Striated muscle

Definition noun, plural: striated muscles A muscle that is made up of long fibers characterized by transverse or oblique... Read More

Glycogen

Definition noun plural: glycogens gly·co·gen, glī′kə-jən A multi-branched polymer of glucose, mainly produced in... Read More

Nucleoid

Definition noun plural: nucleoids nu·cle·oid, ˈnjuːklɪˌɔɪd The portion within a prokaryotic cell where the... Read More

Light

Definition noun (1) (physics) The electromagnetic radiation of any wavelength, or sometimes only referring to a range of... Read More

Xylem

Xylem Definition Xylem is defined as a plant tissue that transfers water and nutrients from roots to all over the plant... Read More

Gram-positive bacteria

Definition noun, singular: gram-positive bacterium A group of bacterial cells that retains the violet colour following ... Read More

Fluorescence microscopy

Definition noun A technique using a light microscope to study properties of organic or inorganic substances using the... Read More

Spongioplasm

Definition noun (1) The network or reticulum formed by the fibrils or granules thinly scattered in the cytoplasm. (2) The... Read More

Macroorganism

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

Coarse adjustment knob

Coarse adjustment knob part of the microscope used when focusing specimen. This knob is generally used when viewing specimen... Read More