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Opposite

opposite 1. Placed over against; standing or situated over against or in front; facing; often with to; as, a house opposite... Read More

Antagonistic Muscle

Definition of Antagonistic Muscle What does the term “antagonistic” mean? As the name suggests, the word antagonistic... Read More

Meiosis

What is Meiosis? A simple definition of meiosis would be is this: meiosis is the process of cell division that results in... Read More

Active transport

Active transport is a type of cellular transport in which substances (e.g. ions, glucose, and amino acids) are transported... Read More

Actions of Caffeine in the Brain with Special Reference to Factors That Contribute to Its Widespread Use

IV. Actions of Caffeine on Brain Functions and Behavior Having discussed the molecular and neuronal actions of caffeine,... Read More

Spindle fiber

Definition noun, plural: spindle fibers Any of a network of filaments that collectively form a mitotic spindle (in... Read More

Meiosis and Alternation of Generations

Review of Mitosis: Cell Cycle The cell cycle contains the process in which cells are either dividing or in between... Read More

Pair

Pair 1. To be joined in paris; to couple; to mate, as for breeding. 2. To suit; to fit, as a counterpart. My heart was made... Read More

Telophase I

Definition noun The stage in the first meiotic division after anaphase I, and identified by the complete movement and... Read More

Water in Plants

The movement of molecules, specifically water and any solutes, is vital to understand in light of plant processes. This will... Read More

Inversion

Definition noun, plural: inversions (general) The reversal of state, form, position, direction, order, or course, such as... Read More

Anaphase I

Definition noun The third stage in the first meiotic division after prophase I, and highlights the separation of paired... Read More

Anaphase II

Definition noun The third stage in meiosis II after prophase II, and highlights the separation of the sister chromatids of... Read More

Trans-

trans- 1. Prefix denoting across, through, beyond; opposite of cis-. 2. In genetics, denoting the location of two genes on... Read More

Disjunction

Definition noun The normal separation or moving apart of chromosomes toward opposite poles of the cell during cell... Read More

Negative feedback

Definition noun (1) A feedback in which the system responds to the perturbation in the opposite direction as the... Read More

Mitosis

Mitosis Definition What is mitosis? In biology, mitosis refers to the cellular process where a single cell divides... Read More

Pendulum

pendulum Origin: NL, fr. L. Pendulus hanging, swinging. See Pendulous. A body so suspended from a fixed point as to swing... Read More

Diametric

Characterized by opposite extremes; completely opposed; in diametric contradiction to his claims; diametrical (or opposite)... Read More

Movement of Molecules Across Cell Membranes

Diffusion Diffusion is essentially the movement of molecules from a region of higher concentration to a region of lower... Read More

Nervous System

    THE is the most complicated and highly organized of the various systems which make up the human body. It is the... Read More

Telophase II

Definition noun The stage in meiosis II after anaphase II, and identified by the complete movement and separation of the... Read More

Biogenesis

Definition noun plural: biogeneses (1) The process in which life forms arise from similar life forms (2) A theory that... Read More

Kinetochore

Definition noun, plural: kinetochores A protein complex that assembles at the centromeric region of the chromosome during... Read More

Carrier protein

Carrier protein is a type of cell membrane protein involved in facilitated diffusion and active transport of substances out... Read More

Homogenous

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

Vertex

vertex 1. (Science: anatomy) A turning point; the principal or highest point; top; summit; crown; apex. Specifically: the... Read More

Inverse

Inverse 1. Opposite in order, relation, or effect; reversed; inverted; reciprocal; opposed to direct. 2. (Science: botany)... Read More

Polynucleotide

Definition noun plural: polynucleotides pol·y·nu·cle·o·tide, ˌpɒlɪˈno͞o′klē-ə-tīd A biopolymer comprised of... Read More

Rebound phenomenon

Definition noun (1) A temporary deviation from a normal state in the opposite direction following an abrupt removal or... Read More

Spontaneous generation

Definition noun plural: spontaneous generations The previously popular notion that living organisms arise or develop from... Read More

Symmetry

Definition noun, plural: symmetries Correspondence of parts (in terms of form, size, distribution, or arrangement) on... Read More

Microtubule organizing center

Definition noun A structure inside the cell from where microtubules organize following depolymerization to turn into tubular... Read More

Cytoskeleton

Definition noun plural: cytoskeletons cy·to·skel·e·ton (cell biology) The lattice or internal framework of a cell... Read More

Meiotic spindle

Definition noun The collective term for all the spindle fibers that form during meiosis Supplement The spindle apparatus is... Read More

Feedback mechanism

Feedback Mechanism Definition What is a feedback mechanism? A feedback mechanism is a physiological regulation system in a... Read More

Non-sister chromatid

Definition noun, plural: non-sister chromatids Either of the two chromatids of any of the paired (homologous)... Read More

Bilateral symmetry

Definition noun, plural: bilateral symmetries A form of symmetry in which the opposite sides along a midline is a duplicate... Read More

Microfilament

Definition noun plural: microfilaments mi·cro·fil·a·ments, mī'krō-fil'ă-mĕnts A thin, helical, single-stranded... Read More

Centrosome

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