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Pro-

pro- (Science: prefix) Prefix (from both greek and latin) with many meanings including before, in front of, preceding, on... Read More

Pro

Pro symbol for proline or its... Read More

Prolabium

prolabium 1. The exposed carmine margin of the lip. 2. The isolated central soft-tissue segment of the upper lip in the... Read More

Procaryote

Definition noun, plural: procaryotes Any of the group of organisms primarily characterized by the lack of true nucleus and... Read More

Proembryo

proembryo (Science: botany) The series of cells formed in the ovule of a flowering plant after fertilization, but before the... Read More

Prometaphase

Definition noun The phase of mitosis between prophase and metaphase wherein the nuclear envelope breaks down and form... Read More

Procreate

procreate To beget; to produce by the sexual act; said usually of the male parent. Origin: L. Pro-creo, pp. -creatus, to... Read More

Promontory

promontory Origin: L. Promonturium, promunturium; pro before - mons, montis, mountain: cf. F. Promontoire. See Mount. 1.... Read More

Promoter gene

Definition noun, plural: promoter genes (genetics) A site in a DNA molecule at which RNA polymerase and transcription... Read More

Procedures

procedure A series of steps by which a desired result is accomplished. Origin: L. Procedere, from pro = forward, cedere =... Read More

Promegakaryocyte

Definition noun, plural: promegakayocytes A precursor cell in the thrombocytic series that arises from a megakaryoblast and... Read More

Prothorax

prothorax (Science: zoology) The first or anterior segment of the thorax in insects. Origin: Pref. Pro- -... Read More

Polyprotein

polyprotein (Science: protein) protein that, after synthesis, is cleaved to produce several functionally distinct... Read More

Promoter

Definition noun, plural: promoters (chemistry) A substance that is capable of increasing the activity of a catalyst to... Read More

Propulsion

propulsion (Science: neurology) The tendency to fall forward; responsible for the festination in paralysis agitans. Origin:... Read More

Prospermia

prospermia Rarely used term for premature ejaculation. Origin: pro-- G. Sperma,... Read More

Prominent

prominent 1. Standing out, or projecting, beyond the line surface of something; jutting; protuberant; in high relief; as, a... Read More

Propepsin

Definition noun A precursor of pepsin released from the stomach. Supplement Word origin: pro- (before) + pepsin See... Read More

Proboscis

Proboscis Definition What is proboscis? A proboscis refers to an elongated or projecting appendage in the head region of... Read More

Prokaryote

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

Prose

prose 1. The ordinary language of men in speaking or writing; language not cast in poetical measure or rhythm;... Read More

Project

project 1. To shoot forward; to extend beyond something else; to be prominent; to jut; as, the cornice projects; branches... Read More

Proportion

proportion 1. The relation or adaptation of one portion to another, or to the whole, as respect magnitude, quantity, or... Read More

Prolific

prolific 1. Having the quality of generating; producing young or fruit; generative; fruitful; productive; applied to plants... Read More

Prodigal

prodigal given to extravagant expenditure; expending money or other things without necessity; recklessly or viciously... Read More

Profuse

profuse 1. Pouring forth with fullness or exuberance; bountiful; exceedingly liberal; giving without stint; as, a profuse... Read More

Procure

procure 1. To bring into possession; to cause to accrue to, or to come into possession of; to acquire or provide for one's... Read More

Province

province 1. A country or region, more or less remote from the city of Rome, brought under the roman government; a conquered... Read More

Produces

produce 1. To bring forward; to lead forth; to offer to view or notice; to exhibit; to show; as, to produce a witness or... Read More

Produce

produce 1. To bring forward; to lead forth; to offer to view or notice; to exhibit; to show; as, to produce a witness or... Read More

Prosimian

Definition noun, plural: prosimians Any of the primitive, nocturnal primates, such as lemurs, lorisoids, haplorrhine... Read More

Prorubricyte

prorubricyte basophilic normoblast. See: erythroblast. Origin: pro-- rubricyte pernicious anaemia type prorubricyte,... Read More

Prophase

Definition noun The phase following interphase and preceding metaphase of cell divisions (i.e. mitosis and meiosis), and in... Read More

Probiosis

probiosis An association of two organisms that enhances the life processes of both. Compare: antibiosis, symbiosis,... Read More

Tropocollagen

Definition noun, plural: tropocollagens A single collagen molecule; a molecular structure that makes up a collagen fiber,... Read More

Bradykinin

Definition noun A nonapeptide that is vasoactive causing blood vessels to dilate Supplement Bradykinin is a type of kinin.... Read More

Chemokine

Definition noun, plural: chemokines A chemotactic cytokine released by cells to function in chemotaxis, inflammation, and... Read More

Pentapeptide

Definition noun, plural: pentapeptides A peptide containing five amino acids Supplement Peptides are biomolecules that are... Read More

Amphipathic

Amphipathic is a word used to describe a chemical compound containing both polar (water-soluble) and nonpolar (not... Read More

Argipressin

Definition noun, plural: argipressins A vasopressin that has an amino acid sequence:... Read More