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Poles

Pole 1. A long, slender piece of wood; a tall, slender piece of timber; the stem of a small tree whose branches have been... Read More

Meiosis and Alternation of Generations

Review of Mitosis: Cell Cycle The cell cycle contains the process in which cells are either dividing or in between... Read More

Meiosis

What is Meiosis? A simple definition of meiosis would be is this: meiosis is the process of cell division that results in... Read More

Unequal cleavage

Definition noun A holoblastic cleavage producing blastomeres of unequal size. Supplement An example is the holoblastic... Read More

Gamete

Definition of Gamete What is a gamete? A gamete is the mature reproductive or sex cell that contains a haploid number of... Read More

Boom

Boom 1. A long pole or spar, run out for the purpose of extending the bottom of a particular sail; as, the jib boom, the... Read More

Electropositive

Electropositive 1. (Science: chemistry, physics) Of such a nature relatively to some other associated body or bodies, as to... Read More

Staff

staff 1. A long piece of wood; a stick; the long handle of an instrument or weapon; a pole or srick, used for many purposes;... 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

Shaft

shaft 1. The slender, smooth stem of an arrow; hence, an arrow. His sleep, his meat, his drink, is him bereft, That lean he... Read More

Discoidal cleavage

Definition noun (embryology)A meroblastic cleavage wherein the cytoplasmic divisions are restricted to the animal pole,... Read More

Centrosome

Centrosome Definition What is a centrosome? The centrosome is considered to be the main microtubule-organizing... Read More

Cohesion

Cohesion Definition What is cohesion? Cohesion, in science definition, refers to the state of cohering or sticking together... Read More

Unipolar

unipolar 1. (Science: physics) Having, or acting by means of, one pole only. 2. (Science: anatomy) Having but one pole or... Read More

Electricity

Electricity Origin: cf. F. Electricite. See electric. 1. A power in nature, a manifestation of energy, exhibiting itself... Read More

Arctic

Arctic Pertaining to, or situated under, the northern constellation called the Bear; northern; frigid; as, the arctic pole,... Read More

Water

Water Definition (1) (biochemistry) A chemical substance, with chemical formula H2O, that is a clear, colorless, odorless,... Read More

Leaping

Leaping From leap, to jump. Leaping house, a brothel. Leaping pole, a pole used in some games of leaping. (Science: zoology)... Read More

Rod

Rod 1. A straight and slender stick; a wand; hence, any slender bar, as of wood or metal (applied to various purposes).... Read More

Polocyte

polocyte Synonym: polar body. Origin: G. Polos, pole, - kytos,... Read More

Electronegative

Electronegative (Science: chemistry, physics) Relating to or charged with negative electricity. Normally refers to an... Read More

Stilt

stilt 1. A pole, or piece of wood, constructed with a step or loop to raise the foot above the ground in walking. It is... Read More

Macula lutea

Macula lutea An oval area in the retina, 3 to 5 mm in diameter, usually located temporal to the posterior pole of the eye... Read More

Angiosperm

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

Limbus

Limbus 1. An extramundane region where certain classes of souls were supposed to await the judgment. As far from help as... Read More

Shrimp

shrimp 1. (Science: zoology) Any one of numerous species of macruran crustacea belonging to Crangon and various allied... Read More

Anodal opening contraction

Anodal opening contraction An obsolete term for the momentary contraction of a muscle under the influence of the positive... Read More

End

End 1. The extreme or last point or part of any material thing considered lengthwise (the extremity of breadth being side);... Read More

Triangle

triangle 1. (Science: geometry) A figure bounded by three lines, and containing three angles. A triangle is either plane,... Read More

Appendix

Definition noun, plural: appendixes (1) (anatomy) A worm-shaped, vestigial process extending from the lower blind end of... Read More

Bean

Bean 1. (Science: botany) a name given to the seed of certain leguminous herbs, chiefly of the genera Faba, phaseolus, and... Read More

Latitudes

Latitude 1. Extent from side to side, or distance sidewise from a given point or line; breadth; width. Provided the length... Read More

Stout

stout 1. Strong; lusty; vigorous; robust; sinewy; muscular; hence, firm; resolute; dauntless. With hearts stern and stout.... Read More

Swarm

Definition noun, plural: swarms (1) A large number of insects or small organisms, particularly when they are in motion. (2)... Read More

Terrestrial

Definition adjective Of, pertaining to, or corresponding to land (on earth), as opposed to water and air Supplement The term... Read More

Spire

spire To breathe. Origin: L. Spirare to breathe. See Spirit. 1. A slender stalk or blade in vegetation; as, a spire grass or... Read More

Rung

rung 1. A floor timber in a ship. 2. One of the rounds of a ladder. 3. One of the stakes of a cart; a spar; a heavy... Read More

Latitude

Latitude 1. Extent from side to side, or distance sidewise from a given point or line; breadth; width. Provided the length... Read More

Universal

universal 1. Of or pertaining to the universe; extending to, including, or affecting, the whole number, quantity, or space;... Read More

Sessile hydatid

sessile hydatid --> testicular appendage A vesicular nonpedunculated structure attached to the cephalic pole of the testis;... Read More