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Volatile oil

Definition noun, plural: volatile oils A substance of oily consistency and feel especially one that is derived from a... Read More

Castor oil enema

An injection of castor oil, or a solution containing castor oil, into the rectum as a laxative. Not in common usage today,... Read More

Fixed oil

Fixed oil --> fatty oil An oil derived from both animals and plants; chemically, a glyceride of a fatty acid which, by... Read More

Oil retention enema

Oil retention enema A rectal injection of mineral oil or vegetable Oil, introduced at low pressure and retained for 30... Read More

Oil

oil A triglyceride that is liquid at room temperature. Compare: fat. A slippery or viscous liquid or liquefiable substance... Read More

Elaioplast

Definition noun, plural: elaioplasts (botany) A leucoplast that stores oil Supplement Plastids are organelles involved in... Read More

Soap

soap A substance which dissolves in water, thus forming a lather, and is used as a cleansing agent. Soap is produced by... Read More

Fat

Definition noun plural: fats fats, fæts A term largely applied to storage lipids in animal tissues that are usually solid... Read More

Hydrophobic

Hydrophobic Definition The fear of mixing or reacting with water under a given set of reaction parameters is often referred... Read More

Elaiosome

Definition noun, plural: elaiosomes A plant organelle that stores fat Supplement Elaiosome is an organelle that stores fat... Read More

Micromolecule

Micromolecules Definition How to define micromolecule? Micromolecules are relatively small molecules that are combined... Read More

Behenic acid

Definition noun, plural: behenic acids A 22-carbon fatty acid, with the formula: C22 H44O2 Supplement A fatty acid is a long... Read More

Monoglyceride

Definition noun, plural: monoglycerides A glyceride consisting of a glycerol and a molecule of fatty acid joined via an... Read More

Glycerol

Definition noun glyc•er•ol, ˈglɪs əˌrɔl A sugar alcohol made up of two polyols derived from saponification of... Read More

Oxidation

Oxidation Definition How do we define oxidation? There are several definitions of the oxidation process. Oxidation can be... Read More

Liver

Definition noun The glandular organ that stores and metabolizes nutrients, detoxifies, and produces bile Supplement In human... Read More

Hydrophilic

Hydrophilic Definition What does a hydrophile (or hydrophilic molecule) mean? If a molecule is “water-loving”, it is... Read More

Torpedo

torpedo Origin: L. Torpedo, -inis, from torpere to be stiff, numb, or torpid. See Torpid. 1. (Science: zoology) Any one of... Read More

Walnut

walnut (Science: botany) The fruit or nut of any tree of the genus juglans; also, the tree, and its timber. The seven or... 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

Palmitic acid

Definition noun, plural: palmitic acids A 16-carbon fatty acid, with the formula: CH3 (CH2)14 COOH Supplement A fatty acid... Read More

Aliphatic

Definition ''noun, plural: aliphatics A compound composed of carbon and hydrogen arranged in straight or branched chains,... Read More

Hard soap

Hard soap a soap made with olive oil, or some other suitable oil or fat, and sodium hydroxide; used as a detergent, and in... Read More

Homogenous

What is homogenous? What does homogenous mean? The word homogenous has been derived from two Greek words that are... Read More

Siphon

siphon 1. A device, consisting of a pipe or tube bent so as to form two branches or legs of unequal length, by which a... Read More

Repellent

Definition noun, plural: repellents (1) An agent or a method that wards off, as insect-repellent to repel insects (2) A... Read More

Burning

Burning 1. That burns; being on fire; excessively hot; fiery. 2. Consuming; intense; inflaming; exciting; vehement;... Read More

Mineral

Definition noun plural: minerals min·er·al, ˈmɪn.əɹ.əl Any of the various naturally-occurring abiogenic substances,... Read More

Freshwater Communities & Lentic Waters

Lentic (still water) communities can vary greatly in appearance, anything from a small temporary puddle to a large lake is... Read More

Palmitin

Definition noun, plural: palmitins A solid, white, crystallizable fat in animal and plant tissues Supplement Palmitin... Read More

Triglyceride

Definition noun, plural: triglycerides An energy-rich compound made up of a single molecule of glycerol and three molecules... Read More

Bore

Bore 1. To make a hole or perforation with, or as with, a boring instrument; to cut a circular hole by the rotary motion of... Read More

Sebaceous gland

Definition noun, plural: sebaceous glands An exocrine gland secreting sebum that lubricates hair and skin Supplement A... Read More

Suppurative

Definition adjective Of, pertaining to, or promoting suppuration; tending to suppurate noun, plural: suppuratives (medicine)... Read More

Balsam

Balsam 1. A resin containing more or less of an essential or volatile oil. The balsams are aromatic resinous substances,... Read More

Monounsaturated fat

Definition noun, plural: monounsaturated fats An unsaturated fatty acid that contains only one double or triple bond in the... Read More

Vat

vat 1. A large vessel, cistern, or tub, especially one used for holding in an immature state, chemical preparations for... Read More

Etherol

Etherol (Science: chemistry) An oily hydrocarbon regarded as a polymeric variety of ethylene, produced with etherin. Origin:... Read More

Buff

Buff 1. A sort of leather, prepared from the skin of the buffalo, dressed with oil, like chamois; also, the skins of oxen,... Read More

Turpentine enema

turpentine enema An enema of turpentine and olive oil in soapsuds. This is not in common use today and is a very harsh... Read More