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Plastic

plastic 1. Having the power to give form or fashion to a mass of matter; as, the plastic hand of the Creator. See plastic... Read More

Tissue culture plastic

tissue culture plastic (Science: cell culture) Polystyrene that has been rendered wettable by oxidation, a treatment that... Read More

Plastic embedding

plastic embedding The infiltrating of histological specimens with plastics, including acrylic resins, epoxy resins and... Read More

Petri dish

Definition noun, plural: Petri dishes A circular dish made of glass or plastic and with a loose-fitting cover, used in... Read More

Conformer

Conformer a mold, usually of plastic material, used in plastic surgical repair to maintain space in a cavity or to prevent... Read More

Cell immobilization

Definition noun (biotechnology) A process wherein cells (animal or plant cells) are fixed in a suitable matrix and are used... Read More

Canthus

Definition noun, plural: canthi Any of the two corners or angles of the eye formed by the joining of the lower and upper... Read More

Microsphere

A spherical shell that is usually made of a biodegradable or resorbable plastic polymer, that has a very small diameter... Read More

Reinforcement

reinforcement 1. (Science: neurology) An increase of force or strength; denoting specifically the increased sharpness of the... Read More

Tissue embedding

tissue embedding The technique of placing cells or tissue in a supporting medium so that thin sections can be cut using a... Read More

Biodegradable

Capable of being decomposed by e.g. bacteria; a biodegradable detergent.Pertaining to substances that are able to decompose... Read More

Smooth endoplasmic reticulum

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

Stent

stent (Science: equipment) A tube made of metal or plastic that is inserted into a vessel or passage to keep the lumen open... Read More

Severinghaus electrode

Severinghaus electrode --> carbon dioxide electrode A glass electrode in a film of bicarbonate solution covered by a thin... Read More

Exudate cell

Definition noun, plural: exudate cells Any of the cells participating in the forming of exudate during inflammation or a... Read More

Organic compound

Definition noun plural: organic compounds A compound that, in general, contains carbon covalently bound to other atoms,... Read More

Sarcolemma

Sarcolemma Definition What is the sarcolemma? It is the thin, transparent, extensible plasma membrane of the muscle cell.... Read More

Biodiversity in Your Backyard – It’s a Jungle Out There!

Here's a trick question: how many animals do you depend on every day to stay alive? How many plants? And what about other... Read More

Solid

solid 1. Having the constituent parts so compact, or so firmly adhering, as to resist the impression or penetration of other... Read More

Tissue culture

Definition noun, plural: tissue cultures (1) The technique of culturing animal or plant tissue in a controlled medium away... Read More

Crowning

Crowning 1. Preparation of the natural crown of a tooth and covering the prepared crown with a veneer of suitable dental... Read More

Tenontoplasty

tenontoplasty Reparative or plastic surgery of the tendons. Synonym: tendinoplasty, tendoplasty, tenoplasty. Origin:... Read More

Acetate

Acetate (Science: biochemistry) a salt or ester of acetic acid, specifically, a synthetic textile fibre made from partially... Read More

Cements

Cement (Science: dentistry) a nonmetallic material used for luting, filling, or permanent or temporary restorative purposes,... Read More

Filtration

Filtration Definition What is filtration? Filtration is separating a solid from a fluid through a porous material that... Read More

Desiccation

Desiccation definition Desiccation refers to the state, the act, or the process of removing or extracting water content... Read More

Whole blood coagulation time

whole blood coagulation time measurement of the time required by whole blood to produce a visible clot. Factors that could... Read More

Coverslip

Coverslip (Science: microscopy) thin glass, plastic, sapphire, SiO, NaCl, etc. Shaped into circles, squares, or rectangles... Read More

Waxes

A plastic substance deposited by insects or obtained from plants. Waxes are esters of various fatty acids with higher,... Read More

Yields

yield strength The amount of stress at which a permanent (plastic) deformation in a component becomes measurable (usually... Read More

Plaster

plaster 1. (Science: medicine) An external application of a consistency harder than ointment, prepared for use by spreading... Read More

Represent

represent 1. To present again or anew; to present by means of something standing in the place of; to exhibit the counterpart... Read More

Sculpture

Sculpture 1. The art of carving, cutting, or hewing wood, stone, metal, etc, into statues, ornaments, etc, or into figures,... Read More

Soils

Where a plant grows and what resources are available to it is of vital importance to the life of a plant. The soil type and... Read More