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Mother

mother 1. A female parent; especially, one of the human race; a woman who has borne a child. 2. That which has produced or... Read More

Mother cell

Definition noun (1) The cell giving rise to daughter cells by cell division. (2) Progenitor cell: the precursor or source of... Read More

Parthenogenesis

To reproduce, by definition, means to produce new offspring. The process is referred to as reproduction, which is one of the... Read More

Scared to Death

Scared to Death: Self-Willed Death, or the Bone-Pointing Syndrome   by Patrick D Hahn   Accepted on: September 4,... Read More

Centrosome

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

Imprinting

What does imprinting mean? Have you watched the TV cartoon show “Tom and Jerry” with an episode of a duck and its... Read More

Mitochondrion

Mitochondrion Definition What are mitochondria? The term “mitochondrion” comes from the two words of the Greek... Read More

Foster

Foster Relating to nourishment; affording, receiving, or sharing nourishment or nurture; applied to father, mother, child,... Read More

Birth of a Human Baby

Continued from the previous tutorials, Fertilization and Fetal Growth and Development. The baby soon outgrows the energy... Read More

Genetic diversity

Genetic Diversity Definition Each species is composed of individuals with their own set of genes. A gene is the inheritance... Read More

X linkage

Definition noun, plural: X linkages (genetics) A form of sex linkage involving particularly the X chromosome Supplement The... Read More

Heredity

Reviewed by: Mary Anne Clark, PhD Heredity Definition In biology, heredity refers to the passing of genetic... Read More

Maternal-effect gene

Definition noun, plural: maternal-effect genes (1) A gene from the mother's genome in which its phenotype in the zygote is... Read More

Haemophilia A

Definition noun A form of haemophilia that is caused by a deficiency in blood clotting factor VIII due to a gene defect in... Read More

Allopatric speciation

We can define speciation as a process by which the novel genetically independent group of organisms are formed through the... Read More

Vinegar

vinegar 1. A sour liquid used as a condiment, or as a preservative, and obtained by the spontaneous (acetous) fermentation,... Read More

Apomixis

Apomixis Definition Just like any other organism, the process of reproduction is pivotal to the life cycle of plants. There... Read More

Sigmund Freud and Carl Gustav Jung

Sigmund Freud Sigmund Freud was a famous Austrian neurologist (1856 - 1939), who stated that dreams were the manifestation... Read More

Dam

Dam 1. A female parent; used of beasts, especially of quadrupeds; sometimes applied in contempt to a human mother. Our sire... Read More

Budding

Budding definition In a general context, budding refers to a state where development begins. In science, its meaning refers... Read More

Insemination

The act of sowing (of seeds in the ground or, figuratively, of germs in the body or ideas in the mind, etc.).The... Read More

Bicoid

Definition noun (1) A kind of maternal-effect gene (as in bicoid gene) whose function is to code for products used for... Read More

Passive immunity

Definition noun A type of immunity acquired by the transfer of antibody from one individual to another, such as from mother... Read More

Fallopian tube

Fallopian tube (Science: anatomy) The paired tubes which connect the ovaries to the uterus and conduct the egg to the... Read More

Cloning

Cloning Definition In biology, cloning is the process of producing similar populations of genetically identical individuals... Read More

X-linked

Definition adjective (genetics) That which is associated with the X chromosome Supplement The term X-linked is defined as... Read More

Maternal gene

Definition noun, plural: maternal genes (1) A gene from the mother's genome in which its expression on the phenotype of the... Read More

Viable

Viable definition In biology, the word viable pertains to a life form, such as a cell, that is alive or capable of... Read More

Family traits

When one thinks of family, they often think of persons who are blood-related to each other as parents to their children and... Read More

Diploid

Diploid Definition Let's first understand the meaning of the word - diploid. From the words ‘di’, meaning "two", and... Read More

Sexual reproduction

Sexual reproduction is a mode of reproduction involving the fusion of haploid female gamete (egg cell) and haploid male... Read More

Placentalia

Definition noun (taxonomy) A subdivision of the class Mammalia characterized primarily by their fetus being carried in the... Read More

Homologous chromosome

A homologous chromosome pertains to one of a pair of chromosomes with the same gene sequence, loci, chromosomal length, and... Read More

Sex-linked trait

Definition noun, plural: sex-linked traits A trait genetically determined by an allele located on the sex... Read More

Zygosity

Definition noun (genetics) The degree of similarity or the dissimilarity of the DNA sequences in specific coding segments,... Read More

Erythroblastosis fetalis

Definition noun A medical condition in the fetus or newborn in which many erythroblasts are released in fetal blood from the... Read More

Law of Segregation

Mendel’s Laws of Inheritance The father of genetics, Gregor Mendel, reported his findings in 1860 that were initially... Read More

Placenta

Definition noun, plural: placentae or placentas (1) (zoology) The vascular organ formed during gestation of female mammals... Read More

Fixing

Fixing --> fixation 1. (Science: orthopaedics) The act or operation of holding, suturing or fastening in a fixed... Read More

Nacre

nacre (Science: zoology) A pearly substance which lines the interior of many shells, and is most perfect in the... Read More