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Human milk oligosaccharide

Definition noun plural: human milk oligosaccharides An oligosaccharide that occurs in high concentrations and exclusively... Read More

Milk

milk 1. (Science: physiology) A white fluid secreted by the mammary glands of female mammals for the nourishment of their... Read More

Milk yields affected by music tempo

Dairy cows produce more milk when listening to REM's 'Everybody Hurts' or Beethoven's 'Pastoral Symphony' than when... Read More

Lactose

Definition noun plural: lactoses lac·tose, ˈlæk.toʊs A disaccharide (chemical formula: C12H22O11) made up of one... Read More

Galactose

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

Colostrum

Definition noun, plural: colostra The first milk secreted by the mammary glands of female mammals coming into... Read More

Oligosaccharide

Definition noun plural: oligosaccharides ol·i·go·sac·cha·ride, ˌɒlɪɡəʊˈsækəɹaɪd (biochemistry) A... Read More

Oxytocin

Definition noun, plural: oxytocins An antidiuretic peptide hormone (chemical formula: C46H66N12O12S2) produced chiefly by... Read More

Mammary gland

Mammary gland (Science: anatomy) milk producing gland of female mammals. An adapted sweat Gland, it is made up of milk... Read More

Lactation

Lactation (Science: obstetrics) The period of the secretion of milk. Origin: L. Lactatio, from lactare = to suckle The... Read More

Disaccharide

Definition noun plural: disaccharides di·sac·cha·ride, daɪˈsækəɹaɪd (biochemistry) A (carbohydrate) composed of... Read More

Human Reproduction

Terminology and Concepts Primary reproductive organs are called gonads - testes in the male and ovaries in the female.... Read More

Strip

strip 1. To deprive; to bereave; to make destitute; to plunder; especially, to deprive of a covering; to skin; to peel; as,... Read More

Balanced diet

What is a balanced diet? What is the definition of a balanced diet? A nutritionally balanced diet fulfills all nutritional... Read More

Mammal

Definition noun, plural: mammals Any of the endothermic vertebrates belonging to class Mammalia, which are identifiable by... Read More

Galacto-oligosaccharide

Definition noun plural: galacto-oligosaccharides ga·lac·to·ol·i·go·sac·cha·ride An oligosaccharide made up of... Read More

Mammalia

Definition noun, plural: mammals A taxonomic class that includes all mammals Supplement Mammalia is a taxonomic class of... Read More

Monosaccharide

Definition noun plural: monosaccharides mon·o·sac·cha·ride, ˈmɒ.nəʊˈsæk.ə.ɹaɪd (biochemistry) A simple... Read More

Somalia

somalia A republic in eastern africa bounded by the gulf of aden and the indian ocean. Its capital is mogadishu. In 1960 it... Read More

Nipple

nipple 1. (Science: anatomy) The protuberance through which milk is drawn from the breast or mamma; the mammilla; a teat; a... Read More

Gastric chief cell

Definition noun, plural: gastric chief cells An epithelial cell that is found mainly in the mucosal layer of the stomach... Read More

Vegan diet

Definition noun A strictly vegetarian diet excluding all foods derived from animals Supplement A vegan diet is a strict... Read More

Digestive Enzymes

Have you ever thought about what happens to the food after you have taken it into your mouth? How those big steak pieces... Read More

Lactose intolerance

Lactose intolerance a disorder characterised by abdominal cramps and diarrhoea after the consumption of food containing... Read More

Weaning

weaning permanent deprivation of breast milk and commencement of nourishment with other food. The act of substituting other... Read More

Rough endoplasmic reticulum

Definition noun plural: rough endoplasmic reticula (cell biology) A type of endoplasmic reticulum wherein polyribosomes... Read More

Lactic acid

Definition noun (1) A colorless or yellowish, syrupy, water-soluble liquid, which is a byproduct of anaerobic glucose... Read More

Sucrose

Definition noun plural: sucroses su·crose, ˈsukɹoʊs A disaccharide with a chemical formula of C12H22O11 that occurs in... Read More

Maltose

Definition noun plural: maltoses mal·tose, ˈmɔːltəʊz A reducing disaccharide formed when two glucose monomers join... Read More

A Balanced Diet – Carbohydrates and Fat

Alongside the numerous vitamins that are required as part of a healthy diet, we must also eat food containing a variety of... Read More

Polypeptide

Polypeptide Definition Biology What are polypeptides? A polypeptide is defined as a polymer of amino acids joined together... Read More

Protist

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

Fermentation

Fermentation Definition What is fermentation? Fermentation is the breaking down of sugar molecules into simpler compounds... Read More

Moraxella bovis

Definition Noun A gram-negative non-motile coccobacillus and highly opportunistic aerobic bacterium involved in Bovine... Read More

Selective Breeding

Reviewed by: Mary Anne Clark, PhD Thousands of years before Darwin proposed evolution by natural selection and... Read More

Prolactin

Definition noun, plural: prolactins A peptide hormone secreted by lactotropic cell in the anterior pituitary of vertebrates,... Read More

Natural passive immunity

Definition noun A passive immunity acquired by the fetus or newborn from the mother via the placental transfer of antibodies... Read More

Milt

milt To impregnate (the roe of a fish) with milt. (Science: anatomy) The spleen. Origin: AS. Milte; akin to D. Milt, G.... Read More

Animal

Animal Definition An animal (plural: animals) refers to any of the eukaryotic multicellular organisms of the biological... Read More

Genus

A genus is a taxonomic category ranking used in biological classification that is below family and above species. Species... Read More