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Overlapping

overlapping (Science: cell biology) In cell locomotion situation in which the leading lamella of one cell moves actively... Read More

Overlapping genes

overlapping gene (Science: molecular biology) Different genes whose nucleotide coding sequences overlap to some extent. The... Read More

Codon

What does codon mean? A codon, in biology, is the basic genetic unit of life that acts as the template for the amino acid... Read More

Lap

Lap 1. The loose part of a coat; the lower part of a garment that plays loosely; a skirt; an apron. 2. An edge; a border; a... Read More

Pleiotropy

Pleiotropy Definition When one single gene starts affecting multiple traits of living organisms, this phenomenon is known... Read More

Frameshift mutation

Define Frameshift Mutation What is a frameshift mutation? In biology, insertions or deletions of nucleotides in the coding... Read More

Tissue repair

Definition noun The process of restoring the structural and physiological integrity after an injury Supplement Tissue repair... Read More

Penile spine

Definition noun, plural: penile spines Any of the spiny projections along the glans or the shaft of the penis Supplement The... Read More

Crocodile

Definition noun, plural: crocodiles Any of the amphibious reptile species of the subfamily Crocodylinae Supplement The... Read More

Chrysophyta

Definition noun (phycology) A phylum comprised of chrysophytes (golden algae), xanthophytes (yellow-green algae), and... Read More

Community Patterns

By: Maria Victoria Gonzaga In the previous lesson, we learned what a population is, its attributes, and processes... Read More

Convolute

Definition adjective (1) (botany) Of a leaf bud in which several leaves are rolled together longitudinally, or of a flower... Read More

Realized niche

What is a niche? A niche can be defined as the means by which a species or an individual interacts with its environment. In... Read More

Allopatry

Definition noun The occurrence of population of related organisms in separate, non-overlapping geographic areas such that... 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

Book lungs

'''book lung --> book lungs (plural) a rudimentary type of lung typically found in arachnids, such as scorpions and... Read More

Muscular system

Definition noun An organ system comprised of skeletal muscles, smooth muscles, and cardiac muscles that are responsible for... Read More

Spalding sign

Spalding sign (Science: radiology) overlapping of foetal skull bones, suggests foetal demise (science: obstetrics) it is a... Read More

Eponychium

Eponychium 1. The thin, condensed, eleidin-rich layer of epidermis which procedes and initially covers the nail plate in the... Read More

Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries

 Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries      ... Read More

Welt

welt 1. That which, being sewed or otherwise fastened to an edge or border, serves to guard, strengthen, or adorn it; as; A... Read More

Sense Organs in Insects

By Sachin Chorge Article submitted on January 2008 Article accepted on February 2008   Senses are the... Read More

Malabar itch

Malabar itch --> tinea imbricata An eruption consisting of a number of concentric rings of overlapping scales forming... Read More

Myocardium

Myocardium Definition What is the myocardium of the heart?  It is the muscular middle layer of the heart that is... Read More

Sarcomere

Definition noun, plural: sarcomeres A segment consisting of a highly organized assembly of filaments delimited by two Z... Read More

Imbricate

Definition adjective (botany) Of a flower bud in which the margins of petals and sepals within the flower bud are... Read More

Lepidoptera

Lepidoptera (Science: zoology) An order of insects, which includes the butterflies and moths. They have broad wings, covered... Read More

Contiguous map

Contiguous map (Science: molecular biology) a map depicting the relative order of a linked library of small overlapping... Read More

Valvate

Definition adjective (1) (botany) Of a flower bud in which the perianth meet at the margins and not overlapping, such as in... Read More

Covalent bond

Covalent Bond Definition What is a covalent bond? In chemistry and other fundamental science fields, a covalent bond is... Read More

Striated muscle

Definition noun, plural: striated muscles A muscle that is made up of long fibers characterized by transverse or oblique... Read More

Ginger

Ginger Definition In botany, ginger is a plant of the genus Zingiber. The scientific name is Zingiber officinale. It is a... Read More

Shift

shift 1. The act of shifting. Specifically: The act of putting one thing in the place of another, or of changing the place... Read More

System

A system pertains to interdependent or interrelated objects comprising and functioning as a whole. In biology, it may refer... Read More