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Position

position 1. The state of being posited, or placed; the manner in which anything is placed; attitude; condition; as, a firm,... Read More

Simons position

Simon's position A position for vaginal examination; a supine position with hips elevated, thighs and legs flexed, and... Read More

Leapfrog position

Leapfrog position a stooping position, such as that taken by children in playing leapfrog, assumed for rectal... Read More

Roses position

Rose's position The patient lies on his back with the head falling down over the end of the table; used in operations within... Read More

Position effect

position effect A change in the phenotypic expression of one or more genes due to a change in its physical location with... Read More

Places

place 1. To assign a place to; to put in a particular spot or place, or in a certain relative position; to direct to a... Read More

Proprioceptor

Definition noun, plural: proprioceptors A sensory receptor located in the subcutaneous tissues, and is capable of detecting... Read More

Antagonistic Muscle

Definition of Antagonistic Muscle What does the term “antagonistic” mean? As the name suggests, the word antagonistic... Read More

Positional cloning

Positional cloning is a gene identification method to determine the position of a gene in the genome and not necessarily its... Read More

Opposition

opposition 1. The act of opposing; an attempt to check, restrain, or defeat; resistance. The counterpoise of so great an... Read More

Intercalary meristem

The basic structural framework of plants is composed of different types of tissues. Based upon the capacity to divide, the... Read More

Uracil

Definition noun plural: uracils u·ra·cil, ˈjʊərəsɪl (biochemistry) A pyrimidine nucleobase in RNA that... Read More

Proprioception

Definition noun A sensory perception of motion and relative position of the body through the receptors in tissues such as... Read More

Parallax

parallax 1. The apparent displacement, or difference of position, of an object, as seen from two different stations, or... Read More

Anatomy

Anatomy Definition Often we hear the term 'anatomy' while learning about the body and how it works. What is anatomy? What... Read More

Pyrimidine

Definition noun plural: pyrimidines py·rim·i·dine, py·rim·i·dine A heterocyclic aromatic compound that presents as a... Read More

Thymine

Definition noun plural: thymines thy·mine, ˈθaɪmɪn (biochemistry) A pyrimidine nucleobase in the DNA molecule that... Read More

Thymidine monophosphate

Definition noun plural: thymidine monophosphates (biochemistry) A nucleotide composed of thymine, deoxyribose and a... Read More

Homology

Definition noun, plural: homologies (1) A degree of similarity, as in position or structure, and that may indicate a common... Read More

Wobble hypothesis

wobble hypothesis (Science: molecular biology) explains why the base inosine is included in position 1 in the anticodons of... Read More

Vibration

vibration 1. The act of vibrating, or the state of being vibrated, or in vibratory motion; quick motion to and fro;... Read More

Frameshift mutation

Define Frameshift Mutation What is a frameshift mutation? In biology, insertions or deletions of nucleotides in the coding... Read More

The Fungi

The Fungi What are the Fungi? The Fungi are the great saprophytes, the master recyclers.  They are the black rot, the... Read More

Hexose

Definition noun, plural: hexoses A six-carbon monosaccharide Supplement Monosaccharides are the simplest form of... Read More

Stable

stable 1. Firmly established; not easily moved, shaken, or overthrown; fixed; as, a stable government. In this region of... Read More

Pentose

Definition noun, plural: pentoses A five-carbon monosaccharide Supplement Monosaccharides are the simplest form of... Read More

Pronation

pronation rotation of a body part (usually the hand or foot) resulting in appendage facing downward A rotation of the... Read More

Tap water enema

An injection of plain water into the rectum in order to stimulate a bowel movement. Uusally given to relieve constipation... Read More

Realized niche

What is a niche? A niche can be defined as the means by which a species or an individual interacts with its environment. In... Read More

Nastic movement

Definition noun, plural: nastic movements The non-directional movement (of plants) in response to a stimulus (e.g. humidity,... Read More

Nyctinasty

Definition noun, plural: nyctinasties (botany) The nastic movement of plant parts such as leaves and petals in response to... Read More

Heptose

Definition noun, plural: heptoses A seven-carbon monosaccharide or sugar Supplement Monosaccharides are the simplest form of... Read More

Circulation

Blood Blood is composed of a liquid, plasma, and blood cells such as erythrocytes (red blood cells,) leukocytes (white... Read More

Centrosome

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

Predation

In ecology, predation is a mechanism of population control. Thus, when the number of predators is scarce the number of... Read More

Remove

remove 1. To move away from the position occupied; to cause to change place; to displace; as, to remove a building. Thou... Read More

Bearing

Bearing 1. The manner in which one bears or conducts one's self; mien; behavior; carriage. I know him by his bearing.... Read More

Arthropod

Arthropod Definition What is an arthropod? An arthropod is an invertebrate living organism characterized by the presence of... Read More

Equilibrioception

Definition noun, plural: The sense of balance in humans and animals that involves visual system, vestibular system, and... Read More

Turgor pressure

In biology, turgor pressure definition pertains to the pressure that is exerted by the fluid (e.g. water) against the cell... Read More