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Endocytosis

Endocytosis Definition What is endocytosis in biology? Endocytosis is a cellular process by which a cell internalizes any... Read More

Phagocytosis

Definition noun The process of engulfing and ingestion of particles by the cell or a phagocyte (e.g. macrophage) to form a... Read More

Pinocytosis

Pinocytosis Definition What is pinocytosis?  Pinocytosis is the ingestion of extracellular fluids, i.e. the fluid... Read More

Opsonization

Definition noun, plural: opsonizations The process at which opsonins bind to the surface of the antigen so that the... Read More

Pseudopodia

A pseudopodium (plural: pseudopodia) refers to the temporary projection of the cytoplasm of a eukaryotic cell. Pseudopodia... Read More

Phagocyte

Definition noun, plural: phagocytes Any of the cells specialized in engulfing and destroying foreign particles, as well as... Read More

Phagosome

Definition noun plural: phagosomes phag·o·some, ˈfæg əˌsoʊm (cell biology) A vesicle that forms by pinching off... Read More

Phagocytic

Definition adjective Of or pertaining to the characteristics of a phagocyte, or to phagocytosis. Supplement Examples of... Read More

Phagolysosome

Definition noun plural: phagolysosomes (cell biology) A cytoplasmic body that forms from the fusion of phagosome and... Read More

Mononuclear phagocyte system

Definition noun A system of cells located in reticular connective tissue, and are associated primarily with phagocytosis and... Read More

Macrophage

Definition noun, plural: macrophages A leukocyte whose main function is to eliminate cellular debris and foreign particles... Read More

Spermiogenesis

Spermiogenesis definition Spermiogenesis is the stage of spermatogenesis wherein the spermatids differentiate into mature... Read More

Neutrophil

Definition noun, plural: neutrophils A type of polymorphonuclear leukocyte characterized by having multilobed nucleus,... Read More

Phagotrophy

Definition noun A process of ingesting relatively large particles of food that carries out via intracellular... Read More

Endomembrane system

Ever wondered how biomolecules are made within the cell and then they are released outside the cell for use by the body?... Read More

Histiocyte

Definition noun, plural: histiocytes A reticular connective tissue macrophage or a dendritic cell, derived from the bone... Read More

Cell wall

The cell is the structural, functional, and biological unit of all organisms. It is a membrane-bound structure containing... Read More

Kupffer cell

Definition noun, plural: Kupffer cells A specialized stellate macrophage cell that is located fixedly within the liver... Read More

Opsonin

Definition noun, plural: opsonins Any substance (e.g. antibody) that binds to the surface of a particle (e.g. antigen) to... Read More

Monocyte

Definition noun, plural: monocytes A type of white blood cell capable of immune functions such as phagocytosis, and can... Read More

Endosome

Endosome Definition noun plural: endosomes en·do·some, ˈəndoˌsoʊm (cell biology) A membrane-bound cytoplasmic... Read More

Eubacteria

Eubacteria are prokaryotic microorganisms consisting of a single cell lacking a nucleus and containing DNA is a single... Read More

Plasma membrane

Do all cells have a plasma (or cell) membrane? Yes, all cells have a biological membrane that separates the protoplasm from... Read More

Osteoclast

Definition noun, plural: osteoclasts (cytology) A type of bone cell that is large, multinucleated, and associated with bone... Read More

Euglenophyta

Definition noun (phycology) In old taxonomic classification, a phylum of the Kingdom Protista and comprised of the... Read More

Monocytopoiesis

Definition noun, plural: monocytopoieses The hematopoiesis of monocytes Supplement Hematopoiesis is the process of forming... Read More

Lysosomal enzyme

Definition noun plural: lysosomal enzymes ly·so·somal en·zyme, ˈlaɪsəˌsoʊm əl ˈɛnzaɪm (biochemistry) Any of... Read More

Amoeba

In protistology, amoeba specifically pertains to the genus Amoeba (true amoeba) of the family Amoebidae, class Tubulinea.... Read More

Plasma B cell

Definition noun, plural: plasma B cells A large B lymphocyte that when exposed to antigen, produce, and secrete large... Read More

Cell Biology

It only takes one biological cell to create an organism. In fact, there are countless species of single celled organisms,... Read More

Interferons

Interferon (Science: cytokine) a family of glycoproteins derived from human cells which normally has a role in fighting... Read More

GERL

Definition noun Acronym for Golgi - Endoplasmic Reticulum - Lysosome complex, a system found in the cell that involves... Read More

Neuronophagia

neuronophagia Neuronophagy phagocytosis of nerve cells. Origin: neuron - G. Phago, to... Read More

Alimentary canal

Definition of Alimentary canal What is the alimentary canal? The alimentary canal is a muscular hollow continuous tubular... Read More

Viropexia

viropexia (Science: virology) The non-specific phagocytosis of virus particles bound to surface... Read More

Alveolus

Definition noun, plural: alveoli (1) pulmonary alveolus; air sac (2) (general) A concave cavity or pit alveolar,... Read More

Antigen

Antigen Definition What is an antigen? A simple definition is that an antigen refers to any substance that triggers an... Read More

Interferon

Interferon (Science: cytokine) a family of glycoproteins derived from human cells which normally has a role in fighting... Read More

Cell membrane

Definition noun plural: cell membranes ˈmembɹeɪn The cell’s outer membrane made up of a two layers of phospholipids... Read More