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Search Results for: repulsion

Repulsion

Definition noun (1) The act or process where bodies or objects repel each other (2) The tendency of objects to resist each... Read More

Taxis

Definition noun, plural: taxes A behavioral response of a cell or an organism to an external stimulus, which may either be... Read More

Bioethics for Believers: The Role of the Church in Matters of Life and Health

Sarah J. Flashing, M.A. During the last quarter of the 20th Century, Christian thinker Francis Schaeffer and pediatric... Read More

Phototaxis

Definition noun A form of taxis characterized by the directional movement of an organism in response to... Read More

Durotaxis

Definition noun A form of taxis characterized by a directional movement of an organism along a stiffness or rigidity... Read More

Magnetotaxis

Definition noun A form of taxis characterized by a directional movement of an organism in response to a magnetic... Read More

Thermotaxis

Definition noun A form of taxis characterized by the directional movement of an organism in response to... Read More

Hydrogen bond

Definition noun plural: hydrogen bonds A type of chemical bond that is formed when the slightly positive hydrogen atom of... Read More

Repel

Definition verb (1) To resist; to ward off (2) To draw away by means of force Supplement Word origin: From Middle English... Read More

Animal magnetism

Animal magnetism a psychic force akin to the property of mutual attraction or repulsion possessed by metal magnets and once... Read More

Rheotaxis

Definition noun A form of taxis characterized by the directional movement of an organism in response to a current of water... Read More

Kinesis

Definition noun, plural: kineses A behavioral response of a cell or an organism to a stimulus but not directionally oriented... Read More

Electricity

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

Repellent

Definition noun, plural: repellents (1) An agent or a method that wards off, as insect-repellent to repel insects (2) A... Read More

Rouleaux

rouleaux (Science: haematology) cylindrical masses of red blood cells. Horse blood will spontaneously form rouleaux, in... Read More

Gravitaxis

Definition noun A form of taxis characterized by the directional movement of an organism in response to... Read More

Coupling phase

Coupling phase The physical relationship of two syntenic genes. If they are on the same chromosome, they are said to be in... Read More

Attraction

Definition noun, plural: attractions (1) The act, capacity, or tendency to attract (2) The process between objects being... Read More

Ionic bond

Definition noun plural: ionic bonds A type of chemical bond in which atoms, ions, or molecules are held together by... Read More