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Principal

principal 1. Highest in rank, authority, character, importance, or degree; most considerable or important; chief; main; as,... Read More

Staple

staple 1. A settled mart; an emporium; a city or town to which merchants brought commodities for sale or exportation in... Read More

Vertex

vertex 1. (Science: anatomy) A turning point; the principal or highest point; top; summit; crown; apex. Specifically: the... Read More

Face

Face 1. The exterior form or appearance of anything; that part which presents itself to the view; especially, the front or... Read More

Nucleus

In cell biology, the nucleus is the large, membrane-bounded organelle that contains the genetic material in the form of... Read More

Primary

primary principal, primus, the first, first in order or in time of development, principal. Origin: L.... Read More

Interest

Interest 1. Excitement of feeling, whether pleasant or painful, accompanying special attention to some object;... Read More

Beer-Lambert law

Definition noun The principal law in spectrometry in which it states that the absorbance at a given wavelength of light is... Read More

Focus

Definition noun, plural: foci (general) A central point (pathology) The central site in which a disease localizes or... Read More

Cardinals

Cardinal Chief or principal;in embryology, relating to the main venous drainage. Origin: L. Cardinalis,... Read More

Pubis

pubis (Science: anatomy) The ventral and anterior of the three principal bones composing either half of the pelvis;... Read More

Metric

metric 1. Relating to measurement; involving, or proceeding by, measurement. 2. Of or pertaining to the meter as a standard... Read More

Brake

Brake 1. (Science: botany) a fern of the genus Pteris, especially. The P. Aquilina, common in almost all countries. It has... Read More

Arthropod

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

Homeostasis

Homeostasis is the tendency not to stray from the range of favorable or ideal internal conditions. Such conditions must be... Read More

Bolster

Bolster 1. A long pillow or cushion, used to support the head of a person lying on a bed; generally laid under the pillows.... Read More

Aldosterone

Definition noun, plural: aldosterones A mineralocorticoid with a chemical formula of C21H28O5, and controls salt and water... Read More

Rhizopoda

rhizopoda (Science: zoology) An extensive class of protozoa, including those which have pseudopodia, by means of which they... Read More

Mine

mine 1. To dig away, or otherwise remove, the substratum or foundation of; to lay a mine under; to sap; to undermine; hence,... Read More

Ellipsoidal joint

Definition noun A synovial joint in which an oval-shaped process of one bone fits into an elongated or ellipsoidal cavity of... Read More

Decapoda

Decapoda 1. (Science: zoology) The order of crustacea which includes the shrimps, lobsters, crabs, etc. They have a... Read More

Lymphomatosis

Lymphomatosis Any condition characterised by the occurrence of multiple, widely distributed sites of involvement with... Read More

Decomposer

Decomposer Definition The organisms that carry out the process of decay or break down of the dead organism are known as... Read More

Cellular respiration

Cellular Respiration Definition The main function of cellular respiration is to break down glucose to form energy. What is... Read More

Tracheary elements

Definition noun (botany) The principal conductive cells of the xylem associated with the conduction of water and minerals... Read More

Tracheophyte

Definition noun, plural: tracheophytes A vascular plant contains the conducting systems which consist of xylem for... Read More

Endosome

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

Homeostatic Mechanisms and Cellular Communication

Homeostasis is the relatively stable conditions of the internal environment that result from compensatory regulatory... Read More

Biaxial joint

Biaxial joint One in which there are two principal axes of movement situated at right angles to each other; e.g., saddle... Read More

Cardinal points

Cardinal points The four points in the pelvic inlet toward one of which the occiput of the baby is usually directed in case... Read More

Adjunct

Adjunct 1. Something joined or added to another thing, but not essentially a part of it. Learning is but an adjunct to our... Read More

Points

Points, conjugate (Science: microscopy) The pair of points on the principal axis of a mirror or lens so located that light... 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

Harvest

Harvest 1. The gathering of a crop of any kind; the ingathering of the crops; also, the season of gathering grain and... Read More

Slide

slide 1. The act of sliding; as, a slide on the ice. 2. Smooth, even passage or progress. A better slide into their... Read More

Sum

Sum 1. The aggregate of two or more numbers, magnitudes, quantities, or particulars; the amount or whole of any number of... Read More

Quarter

quarter 1. One of four equal parts into which anything is divided, or is regarded as divided; a fourth part or portion; as,... Read More

Stomach

Stomach (Science: anatomy, gastroenterology) The most dilated portion of the digestive tube, situated between the oesophagus... Read More

Meridian

meridian 1. Midday; noon. 2. Hence: The highest point, as of success, prosperity, or the like; culmination. I have touched... Read More

Dome

Dome 1. A building; a house; an edifice; used chiefly in poetry. Approach the dome, the social banquet share. (Pope) 2. A... Read More