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Sense organ

Definition noun, plural: sense organs An organ or structure that has nerve endings capable of detecting and reacting to a... Read More

Organ

Definition Of Organ An organ is a collection of tissues that carries out a function or set of related ones. An organ often... Read More

Ear

Ear 1. The organ of hearing; the external ear. in man and the higher vertebrates, the organ of hearing is very complicated,... Read More

Nervous system

Definition noun The organ system responsible mainly for coordination of bodily reactions, organ monitoring, and information... Read More

Organization

Organization Definition The meaning of the term "organization" is very simple. It means the state wherein things are... Read More

Vestigial

Vestigial (organ) is a degenerate organ or structure or physical attribute that has little to no function in the species but... Read More

Plant

Plant Definition (botany) Any of the eukaryotic organisms of the biological kingdom Plantae, characterized by being... Read More

Phylum

Just like it is easy to identify and sort anything in the supermarkets when placed in the right section with proper display... Read More

Tactile sense

Definition noun The sense of touch where contact, pressure or traction exerted on the skin as well as in some internal... Read More

Chemoreceptor

Definition noun, plural: chemoreceptors (1) A sensory nerve cell or sense organ, as of smell, or taste, that are able to... Read More

Integumentary system

Integumentary System Definition The integumentary system is the outermost layer of the body. The animal body, in... Read More

Homology

In biology, homology refers to similarities caused by shared ancestry between two structures or genes from distinct species.... Read More

Cristae

Definition noun, singular: crista (cell biology) The infoldings or inward projections of the inner membrane of the... Read More

Sensory neuron

Definition noun, plural: sensory neurons A type of neuron that transmits sensory nerve impulses Supplement The neurons are... Read More

Ganglion

Ganglia Definition What are ganglia? To simply define ganglia in biology, it is the structure of an oval shape that... Read More

Kingdom Animalia

Kingdom Animalia Definition Each person can say that they know of or can name at least one animal. However, do people know... Read More

Ganglia

Ganglia Definition What are ganglia? To simply define ganglia in biology, it is the structure of an oval shape that... Read More

Convoluted

The word convoluted is often used to describe different things, especially structures or components, that have overlapped.... Read More

Eye

Definition noun, plural: eyes (1) The organ of sight or vision; the visual sense; the sense of seeing. (2) A mark... Read More

Analogous structures

Analogous Structures Definition In evolutionary biology, analogous structures are biological structures having similar or... Read More

Equilibrioception

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

Sense of touch

Definition noun Sense recognized by the tactile organs or neural receptors in the skin (as well as in the tongue, throat,... Read More

Rhinarium

Rhinarium Definition Rhinarium is the hairless (furless) skin area around the external openings of the nostrils in many... Read More

Tentacle

Something that acts like a tentacle in its ability to grasp; caught in the tentacles of organized crime.Any of various... Read More

Afferent neuron

Definition noun, plural: afferent neurons A type of neuron that detects stimulus from the periphery and relays nerve... Read More

Sensation

sensation 1. (Science: physiology) An impression, or the consciousness of an impression, made upon the central nervous... Read More

Proprioceptor

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

Adipose tissue

Adipose Tissue Definition Adipose tissue, a specialized variety of connective tissue, is composed of lipid-rich cells known... Read More

Nose

nose 1. (Science: anatomy) The prominent part of the face or anterior extremity of the head containing the nostrils and... Read More

Sensory Systems

A sensory system is a part of the nervous system consisting of sensory receptors that receive stimuli from the internal and... Read More

Pheromone

Pheromone Definition A pheromone is a chemical released by an organism and serves as a behavior-modifying agent. It means... Read More

Growth and Plant Hormones

Growth All living organisms begin in the same form: as a single cell. That cell will divide and the resulting cells will... Read More

Felidae

Definition noun A taxonomic family of Carnivora embracing domestic and wild cats such as lions and tigers Supplement Felidae... 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

Embryology

Embryology Definition Embryology is a branch of biology that deals with the topics concerning gamete formation... Read More

Growth

Growth Definition What is growth in biology? Growth is the irreversible increase of an organism’s size over a given... Read More

Residual volume

Residual volume is a term that is most often seen in lung physiology where it is defined as the amount of air remaining in... Read More

Epidermis

Epidermis Definition What is the epidermis? We can define the epidermis as one or more layers of cells forming the tough... Read More

Omnivore

Organisms need to eat food in order to gain energy and survive in the ecosystem. Often, living things are categorized by how... Read More

Benign

Benign Definition How to define benign? The meaning of benign in a general sense is "beneficial" and "pleasant". Benign is... Read More