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Search Results for: pili

Sex pili

sex pili (Science: cell biology) fine filamentous projections (pili) on the surface of a bacterium that are important in... Read More

Scapus pili

scapus pili --> hair shaft The non-growing portion of a hair which protrudes from the skin, i.e., from the... Read More

Pili

Definition noun (1) (microbiology) Short, filamentous projections on a bacterial cell, used not for motility but for... Read More

Folliculus pili

Folliculus pili --> hair follicle (Science: dermatology) a tube-like opening in the epidermis where the hair shaft... Read More

Arrector pili muscles

Arrector pili muscles bundles of smooth muscle fibres, attached to the deep part of the hair follicles, passing outward... Read More

Smooth muscle

The smooth muscle can be described as a type of muscle in the human body that is non-striated and involuntary in action.... Read More

Bacteria

Bacteria Definition What are bacteria? What is the definition of bacteria in biology? Bacteria are defined as organisms... Read More

Eubacteria

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

Prokaryote

Prokaryote refers to any of the group of living organisms primarily characterized by the lack of a true nucleus and other... Read More

Involuntary muscle

A muscle act typically either under the control of the will or without conscious control. Muscles that can be controlled at... Read More

Hair root

Hair root The part of a hair that is embedded in the hair follicle, its lower succulent extremity capping the dermal papilla... Read More

Erector muscles of hairs

Erector muscles of hairs --> arrector pili muscles bundles of smooth muscle fibres, attached to the deep part of the hair... Read More

Ganglion

Ganglia Definition What are ganglia? To simply define ganglia in biology, it is the structure of an oval shape that... Read More

Microbe

Microbe Definition What is a microbe? How do we define microbes?  Microbes refer to microorganisms that cannot be seen by... Read More

Archaea

Archaea is a group of prokaryotic life forms distinct from bacteria forming a separate domain of life. They possess... Read More

Cell adhesion

Cell Adhesion Definition Cell adhesion is the process in which a cell uses a specialized complex of proteins to get... Read More

Ganglia

Ganglia Definition What are ganglia? To simply define ganglia in biology, it is the structure of an oval shape that... Read More

Hair shaft

Hair shaft The non-growing portion of a hair which protrudes from the skin, i.e., from the follicle. Synonym: scapus... Read More

Arrectores pilorum

Arrectores pilorum --> arrector pili muscles bundles of smooth muscle fibres, attached to the deep part of the hair... Read More