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Parallel evolution

Definition noun An evolutionary process by which two or more separate species in the same environment develop similar... Read More

Parallel

parallel 1. Pertaining to straight lines or planes that do not intersect. 2. (Science: physics) Pertaining to electric... Read More

Divergent evolution

Divergent evolution definition Divergent evolution refers to the process by which interbreeding species diverged into two... Read More

Convergent evolution

Convergent evolution definition What is convergent evolution? Convergent evolution is a concept in evolutionary biology... Read More

Polypeptide

Polypeptide Definition Biology What are polypeptides? A polypeptide is defined as a polymer of amino acids joined together... Read More

Dome

Dome 1. A building; a house; an edifice; used chiefly in poetry. Approach the dome, the social banquet share. (Pope) 2. A... Read More

Leaves

Leaves are highly efficient solar energy converters. They capture light energy and through the process of photosynthesis.... Read More

Shear rate

Definition noun (fluid mechanics) The rate of change of velocity at which one layer of fluid flows over an adjacent parallel... Read More

Median plane

In anatomy, the median plane refers to a plane passing vertically through the midline. It divides the body into left and... Read More

Longitudinal section

Longitudinal Section Definition To describe the direction of movements and location of different body structures, a... Read More

Abscissa

Abscissa (Science: geometry) One of the elements of reference by which a point, as of a curve, is referred to a system of... Read More

Grating

Grating 1. A partition, covering, or frame of parallel or cross bars; a latticework resembling a window grate; as, the... Read More

Intermediate filaments

Definition noun plural: intermediate filaments A type of cytoskeleton characterized by having a diameter ranging from 8... Read More

Angiosperm

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

Dense regular connective tissue

Definition noun A form of dense connective tissue characterized by extracellular fibers (in particular, collagen fibers)... Read More

Projection

projection 1. The act of throwing or shooting forward. 2. A jutting out; also, a part jutting out, as of a building; an... Read More

Microfibril

Definition noun, plural: microfibrils (1) (cell biology) A microtubule or microfilament within the cell; an extremely small,... Read More

Dense irregular connective tissue

Definition noun A form of dense connective tissue in which the extracellular fibers (in particular, collagen fibers) are... Read More

Intermediate filament

Definition noun plural: intermediate filaments A type of cytoskeleton characterized by having a diameter ranging from 8... Read More

Shear flow

shear flow A flow of a material in which parallel planes in the material are displaced in a direction parallel to each... Read More

Cytoskeleton

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

Parabola

parabola Origin: NL, fr. Gr.; so called because its axis is parallel to the side of the cone. See Parable, and cf.... Read More

Cell matrix

Definition noun plural: cell matrices cell ma·trix, ˈmeɪtɹɪks An insoluble, dynamic gel in the cytoplasm, believed... Read More

Microscopic section

microscopic section --> section 1. The act of cutting, or separation by cutting; as, the section of bodies. 2. A part... Read More

Microfilament

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

Microtubule

Microtubule Definition noun plural: microtubules mi·cro·tu·bule, mī'krō-tū'byūl A cytoplasmic tubule made up of... Read More

Z-pinch

z-pinch (Science: radiobiology) Pinch device in which the externally-driven pinching current goes in the z direction... Read More

Iliopubic tract

Iliopubic tract Thickened inferior margin of the transversalis fascia seen as a fibrous band running parallel and posterior... Read More

Viscosity

Viscosity refers to the state or condition of being viscous. It is measured as a physical property of a fluid. As a physical... Read More

Absorption cell

Absorption cell a small glass chamber with parallel sides, in which absorption spectra of solutions can be... Read More

Stadium

stadium 1. A greek measure of length, being the chief one used for itinerary distances, also adopted by the romans for... Read More

Axial angle

Axial angle An angle formed by two surfaces of a body, the line of union of which is parallel with its axis; the axial... Read More

Dense connective tissue

Definition noun A type of connective tissue that contains chiefly of collagen fibers (type I collagen) relative to the... Read More

Insect Behavior

Insect Behavior Definition An insect behavior refers to the various actions of an insect in response to a stimulus or to... Read More

Sea fan

Definition noun, plural: sea fans A soft coral species that is characterized by its fanlike form Supplement Soft corals... Read More

Global Carbon Cycling on a Heterogeneous Seafloor

Carbon, nitrogen and oxygen are the fundamental elements of life on Earth. Global carbon varies in amount and its... Read More

The Conscious & Unconscious Nervous System

The Central Nervous System is arguably the most important part of the body because of the way it controls the biological... Read More

Neural Control Mechanisms

Nerve cells called neurons generate electric signals that pass from one end of the cell to another and release chemical... Read More

Chemical Composition of the Body

In order to fully understand the mechanisms of human physiology, it is important to have an understanding of the chemical... Read More

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