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Separate

separate 1. To disunite; to divide; to disconnect; to sever; to part in any manner. From the fine gold I separate the alloy.... Read More

Cells know when to separate at mitosis

How do cells know when to separate during mitosis? A molecule called BubR1 was found to regulate the timing of the division... Read More

Law of Segregation

Mendel’s Laws of Inheritance The father of genetics, Gregor Mendel, reported his findings in 1860 that was initially... Read More

Meiosis

What is Meiosis? A simple definition of meiosis would be is this: meiosis is the process of cell division that results in... Read More

Allopatric speciation

We can define speciation as a process by which the novel genetically independent group of organisms are formed through the... Read More

Screen

screen 1. To provide with a shelter or means of concealment; to separate or cut off from inconvience, injury, or danger; to... Read More

Abstract

Abstract 1. Withdraw; separate. The more abstract . . . We are from the body. (Norris) 2. Considered apart from any... Read More

Divide

1. To part asunder (a whole); to sever into two or more parts or pieces; to sunder; to separate into parts. Divide the... Read More

Sympatric speciation

Speciation is a process of evolution through which two different existing populations evolve and a distinct species form. It... Read More

Law of Independent Assortment

Law of Independent Assortment Definition The Mendelian inheritance principles are derived from and named after the monk,... Read More

Shed

shed 1. To fall in drops; to pour. Such a rain down from the welkin shadde. (Chaucer) 2. To let fall the parts, as seeds or... Read More

Protist

Protist Definition What is a protist? All protists are eukaryotes, i.e. organisms with the nucleus. However, they are... Read More

Anaphase I

Definition noun The third stage in the first meiotic division after prophase I, and highlights the separation of paired... Read More

Abstraction

Abstraction 1. The act of abstracting, separating, or withdrawing, or the state of being withdrawn; withdrawal. A wrongful... Read More

Taxonomy

Taxonomy Definition The term "taxonomy" was developed from two Greek words, "taxis," meaning arrangement, and "nomia,"... Read More

Semilunar valve

The human heart structure consists of heart chambers (2 atria and 2 ventricles) that differ functionally from each other.... Read More

Parental chromosomes are together but still apart at first mitosis

A recent finding by a team of researchers from European Molecular Biology Laboratory on the parental chromosomes during the... Read More

Hydrophobic

The fear of mixing or reacting with water under a given set of reaction parameters is often referred to as hydrophobic. In... Read More

Split

split 1. To divide lengthwise; to separate from end to end, especially. By force; to divide in the direction of the grain... Read More

Independent

Independent 1. One who believes that an organised Christian church is complete in itself, competent to self-government, and... Read More

Dichorionic-diamniotic twins

Definition noun Twins with separate chorions and amniotic sacs in utero Supplement Twins may be classified according to the... Read More

Chromatids

Definition noun, singular: chromatid The two strands joined together by a single centromere, formed from the duplication of... Read More

Coelom

Definition noun, plural: coeloms (1) A fluid-filled body cavity formed from the splitting of lateral plate mesoderm during... Read More

Hedge

Hedge 1. To inclose or separate with a hedge; to fence with a thickly set line or thicket of shrubs or small trees; as, to... Read More

Pleiotropy

Pleiotropy Definition When one single gene starts affecting multiple traits of living organisms, this phenomenon is known... Read More

Mitosis

Mitosis Definition What is mitosis? In biology, mitosis refers to the cellular process where a single cell divides... Read More

Rub

rub 1. To subject (a body) to the action of something moving over its surface with pressure and friction, especially to the... Read More

Instrumental

Instrumental 1. Acting as an instrument; serving as a means; contributing to promote; conductive; helpful; serviceable; as,... Read More

Secrets

secret 1. Hidden; concealed; as, secret treasure; secret plans; a secret vow. The secret things belong unto the lord our... Read More

Chromatid

Definition noun, plural: chromatids Either one of the two strands joined together by a single centromere, formed from the... Read More

Diplotene

Definition noun The late stage of prophase I of meiosis I in which homologous chromosome pairs begin to separate and move... Read More

Watershed

watershed 1. The whole region or extent of country which contributes to the supply of a river or lake. 2. The line of... Read More

Disparate

Disparate 1. Unequal; dissimilar; separate. Connecting disparate thoughts, purely by means of resemblances in the words... Read More

Arthropod

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

Sequester

sequester 1. To separate from the owner for a time; to take from parties in controversy and put into the possession of an... Read More

Supernumerary kidney

Supernumerary kidney A kidney, in addition to the two usually present, developed from the splitting of the nephrogenic... Read More

Fluctuation test

Fluctuation test (Science: investigation) test devised by Luria and Delbruck to determine whether genetic variation in a... Read More

Chromatin

Chromatin Definition What is chromatin in a cell? Chromatin is a complex of nucleic acids (e.g. DNA or RNA) and proteins... Read More