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Fruits, Flowers, and Seeds

Flowering plants grow in a wide variety of habitats and environments. They can go from germination of a seed to a mature... Read More

Human Reproduction

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

Seed Plants

There are two main subdivisions of seed plants—the ones without covered seeds, the gymnosperms, and the ones with covered... Read More

Intercalary meristem

The basic structural framework of plants is composed of different types of tissues. Based upon the capacity to divide, the... Read More

Fruit

Definition noun, plural: fruits (1) (botany) The seed-bearing structure in angiosperms formed from the ovary after... Read More

Angiosperm

Angiosperms Definition What is an angiosperm? An angiosperm is a plant that produces flowers. The angiosperms, also... Read More

Placenta

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

Pericarp

pericarp (Science: plant biology) The wall of a fruit, developed from the ovary wall. The ripened and variously modified... Read More

Corpus luteum

Corpus luteum (Science: gynaecology) a yellow glandular mass in the ovary formed by an ovarian follicle that has matured and... Read More

Reproductive system

Definition noun An organ system that functions primarily for the purpose of reproduction, and is comprised of sex... Read More

Gymnosperm

Definition noun, plural: gymnosperms A vascular plant in which the seeds are not enclosed by a ripened ovary... Read More

Superior

superior (Science: anatomy) Situated above another structure. (Science: plant biology) Of an ovary, borne above the level of... Read More

Estrogen

Definition noun, plural: estrogens A sex steroid hormone produced in large quantities chiefly in the ovaries in females;... Read More

Smooth endoplasmic reticulum

Smooth Endoplasmic Reticulum Definition Smooth endoplasmic reticulum (sER) is (a part of) endoplasmic reticulum that is... 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

Stipitate

stipitate stalked, borne on a stipe, of an ovary, borne on a... Read More

Fossa ovarica

Fossa ovarica --> ovarian fossa a depression in the parietal peritoneum of the pelvis; it is bounded in front by the... Read More

Feedback mechanism

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

Cho cell

Cho cell Established line of fibroblasts from Chinese Hamster... Read More

Lateral surface

Lateral surface The surface of a part of the body that faces away from the midline. The na recognises a lateral surface on... Read More

Positive feedback

Positive Feedback Definition Each mechanism of the body like temperature, blood pressure, and levels of specific nutrients... Read More

Dizygotic twins

Definition noun Two offspring that develop from two zygotes but share a common uterine environment, and would be born at the... Read More

Simple fruit

Definition noun, plural: simple fruits A type of fruit that develops from a single or compound ovary with only one pistil... Read More

Accessory fruit

Definition noun, plural: accessory fruits A fruit that contains tissue derived from plant parts other than the... Read More

Caryopsis

This is a dry, inhidescent fruit containing one seed, the ovary wall in which, the seed develops, permanently fuses together... Read More

Chemotropism

Definition noun Growth or movement response of a cell or an organism to chemicals Supplement In general, tropism is an... Read More

Luteinizing hormone

Definition noun, plural: luteinizing hormones A gonadotropin released by the gonadotropes of the anterior pituitary, and,... Read More

Cuboidal epithelium

Definition noun, plural: cuboidal epithelia An epithelial tissue comprised of cuboidal epithelial cells, and is involved in... Read More

Pomes

pome (Science: botany) A fleshy (false) fruit, formed from an inferior ovary, in which the receptacle or hypanthium has... Read More

Human

Definition noun plural: humans hu‧man, (h)yo͞omʹn A bipedal primate belonging to the genus Homo, especially Homo... Read More

Gametokinetic hormone

Gametokinetic hormone --> follitropin An acidic glycoprotein hormone of the anterior pituitary that stimulates the... Read More

Vascular plants

Definition of Vascular plants The term 'vascular' is derived from the Latin word vāsculum, vās, meaning "a container and... Read More

Plant

Plant Definition (botany) Any of the eukaryotic organisms of the biological kingdom Plantae, characterized by being... Read More

Style

style (Science: botany) An elongated part of a carpel, or group of fused carpels, between the ovary and the... Read More

Fecundity

Fecundity Definition The meaning of fecundity is the reproductive rate (fecundity rate) or the performance of an individual... Read More

Adherent

Adherent 1. Sticking; clinging; adhering. 2. Attached as an attribute or circumstance. 3. (Science: botany) Congenitally... Read More

Gamete

Definition of Gamete What is a gamete? A gamete is the mature reproductive or sex cell that contains a haploid number of... Read More

Lily

Lily Origin: as. Lilie, L. Lilium, gr. Cf. Flower-de-luce. 1. (Science: botany) a plant and flower of the genus Lilium,... Read More

Pome

pome (Science: botany) A fleshy (false) fruit, formed from an inferior ovary, in which the receptacle or hypanthium has... Read More

Carpel

Carpel (Science: plant biology) An organ (generally believed to be a modified foliar unit) at the centre of a flower,... Read More