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Anatomy

Anatomy Definition Often we hear the term 'anatomy' while learning about the body and how it works. What is anatomy? What... 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

Microscopic section

microscopic section --> section 1. The act of cutting, or separation by cutting; as, the section of bodies. 2. A part... Read More

Microscopic anatomy

microscopic anatomy The branch of anatomy in which the structure of cells, tissues, and organs is studied with the light... Read More

Microalgae

Microalgae are microscopic algae. They are single-celled algae that may exist independently or in colonies. They are... Read More

Freshwater Communities & Plankton

Plankton are microscopic organisms that live suspended in the water environment and form a very important part of the... Read More

Plankton

plankton (Science: marine biology) small (often microscopic) plants and animals floating, drifting or weakly swimming in... Read More

Microorganism

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

Neutral dye

Definition noun, plural: neutral dyes (biological techniques) A compound of an acid dye and a basic dye used in staining... Read More

Lotic Communities & Animals

A running water environment offers numerous microhabitats that simulate favorable conditions for many types of animals to... Read More

Glaucophyte

Definition noun, plural: glaucophytes Any of the freshwater microscopic algae of the Kingdom... Read More

Osmotrophy

Definition noun The process of taking in of dissolved organic compounds that are absorbed into the cells via extracellular... Read More

Plant cell

Plant Cell Definition A plant cell refers to any cell of a plant. It is the structural and functional unit of plants. Plant... Read More

Mass extinction

Definition noun The extinction of one of more species in a relatively short period of geological time, usually as a... Read More

Microvillus

Definition noun, plural: microvilli Any of the minute hairlike structures projecting from the exposed surface of the cell in... Read More

Diatomaceous earth

Definition noun A type of silica-rich dirt which is soft, fine-grained, porous, light-coloured, and composed of the... Read More

Synergistic effect

Synergistic Effects Definition Synergistic effects (biology definition): the effects when chemical substances or biological... Read More

Plasmodesmata

Plasmodesmata (singular, plasmodesma) microscopic channels of plants facilitating transport and communication between... Read More

Anaerobic respiration

Anaerobic Respiration Definition What is anaerobic respiration? Anaerobic (cellular) respiration is a respiratory process... 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

Malpighian layer

Definition noun The lower layer of epidermis consisting of non-keratinized, viable cells, in contrast to the outer (upper)... Read More

Cell theory

Definition noun The scientific theory describing cells, e.g. the cell as the basic unit of living organisms, and that all... Read More

Classification system

Classification Systems Definition In life, many things are classified, that is, to put into categories or groups based on... Read More

Diatom

A diatom is a unicellular eukaryotic alga characterized by the siliceous covering and symmetry. Diatoms are mostly aquatic,... 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

Protist

Protist Definition What is a protist? All protists are eukaryotes, i.e. organisms with a nucleus. However, they are... Read More

Pinealocyte

Definition noun, plural: pinealocytes The major cell type component of the pineal gland, and is involved in the production... Read More

Basic dye

Definition noun, plural: basic dyes (biological techniques) A dye that ionize in solution giving a positively-charged ions... Read More

Acid dye

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

Cytogenetics

Definition noun The branch of genetics that is concerned primarily in cellular components, especially chromosomes, in... Read More

Biological system

Definition noun, plural: biological systems A group of entities or organs that work together to carry out a particular... Read More

Triple-X syndrome

Definition noun A genetic condition in which a female has an extra X chromosome Supplement In humans, the sex chromosomes... Read More

Stratified columnar epithelium

A stratified columnar epithelium (plural: stratified columnar epithelia) is a type of stratified epithelium in which the... Read More

Intercalary meristem

The basic structural framework of plants is composed of different types of tissues. Based upon the capacity to divide, the... Read More

Trichome

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

Animal cell

An animal cell is the fundamental functional unit of life of animals. It is also the basic unit of reproduction. Animal... Read More

Coccidia

Coccidia (singular: coccidium) are sporozoans that live as parasites of the digestive tracts of certain animals. The... Read More

Freshwater Ecology

Freshwater ecology focuses on the relations of aquatic organisms to their freshwater habitats. There are two forms of... Read More

Arthropods

There are over two million species of arthropods, who initially arrived on Earth in the middle of the Cambrian period.... Read More

Genetic Engineering Advantages & Disadvantages

  Through genetic engineering, scientists are able to move desirable genes from one plant or animal to another or... Read More