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Mucus

Definition noun A viscous, slippery secretion of a gland that protects and lubricates surfaces Supplement Mucus refers to... Read More

Mucin

Definition noun, plural: mucins Any of the class of glycoproteins found in mucus (e.g. saliva, gastric juice, etc.) secreted... 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

Alimentary canal

Definition of Alimentary canal What is the alimentary canal? The alimentary canal is a muscular hollow continuous tubular... Read More

Epithelium

An epithelium is a type of animal tissue made up of densely packed cells (called epithelial cells) that rest on a basement... Read More

Gastric juice

Definition noun The acidic digestive fluid secreted by various glands in the stomach lining into the lumen of the stomach,... Read More

Gastric acid

Definition noun (1) The hydrochloric acid present in the gastric juice (2) The gastric juice itself Supplement The gastric... Read More

Lacrimation

Definition noun, plural: lacrimations The shedding of tears; crying; tearing Supplement Lacrimation refers to the shedding... Read More

Match

Match 1. A person or thing equal or similar to another; one able to mate or cope with another; an equal; a mate. Government... Read More

Cystic fibrosis

Definition noun An autosomal recessive disorder caused by mutations in the gene that encodes for cystic fibrosis... Read More

Menstruation

Definition noun The periodic physiologic discharge through the vagina of blood, cervical mucus, vaginal secretions, and... Read More

Gastric gland

Definition noun, plural: gastric glands Any of the glands in the stomach responsible for producing components of gastric... Read More

Body fluid

Definition noun, plural: body fluids Any fluid found in a living organism Supplement A body fluid refers to any fluid... Read More

Polymorphism

Polymorphism Definition The occurrence of two or more different forms or morphs in the population of a species is referred... Read More

Foveolar cell

Definition noun, plural: foveolar cells Any of the epithelial cells that line the surface of gastric mucosa and gastric... Read More

Pseudostratified columnar epithelium

Definition noun, plural: pseudostratified columnar epithelia A special type of columnar epithelium composed of a single... Read More

Simple columnar epithelium

Definition noun, plural: simple columnar epithelia Simple epithelium composed of columnar epithelial cells Supplement A... Read More

Columnar epithelium

Definition noun, plural: columnar epithelia An epithelial tissue comprised of columnar epithelial cells, with or without... Read More

Oropharynx

Definition noun, plural: oropharynges, oropharynxes (anatomy) The oral part of the pharynx, located behind the oral... Read More

Polymenorrhoea

Definition noun A menstrual cycle disorder experienced by certain women, and is characterized by menstrual cycles with... Read More

Hypermenorrhoea

Definition noun The extremely heavy or long periods of menstrual period in a woman of reproductive... Read More

Uterine cycle

Definition noun The cycle that depicts the changes in the endometrial lining occurring during a menstrual cycle, and is... Read More

Rice-water stool

Definition noun A highly watery stool resembling a pale milky water, and containing flecks of mucus, epithelial cells, and... Read More

Goblet Cells

Goblet cells: cells within the epithelium of the respiratory system which secrete mucus in order to remove dirt and bacteria... Read More

Entamoeba histolytica

Definition noun A disease-causing anaerobic protozoan species capable of causing entamoebiasis and amebic dysentery to its... Read More

Nervous colon syndrome

nervous colon syndrome (Science: syndrome) A common gastrointestinal disorder characterised by abdominal pain, bloating,... Read More

Peristalsis

The process of wave-like muscle contractions of the alimentary tract that moves food along.peristalsis (Science:... Read More

Amoebic dysentery

Definition noun A form of dysentery in which the causative agent is an amoeba, particularly Entamoeba... Read More

Mucoid

Definition noun Any of the various glycoproteins resembling the mucins, and found in connective tissues, cysts,... Read More

Spinnbarkeit

spinnbarkeit The stringy, elastic character of cervical mucus during the ovulatory period; in contrast to other times in the... Read More

Chordata

Chordata Definition What is Chordata? Chordata is the phylum of the animal kingdom that includes a large number of animal... Read More

Lysozyme

Definition noun, plural: lysozymes A glycosidase that assists in the hydrolysis of glycosidic bond between N-acetyl muramic... Read More

Glycoprotein

Definition noun, plural: glycoproteins Any of the conjugated proteins, characterized by having one or more... Read More

Protoplasm

Definition noun plural: protoplasms pro·to·plasm, ˈprəʊtəˌplæzəm The fluid living content of the cell that... Read More

Ganglia

Ganglia Definition What are ganglia? To simply define ganglia in biology, it is the structure of an oval shape that... Read More

Saliva

Definition noun The secretion from the salivary glands Supplement The saliva is a viscid, watery fluid that is secreted from... Read More