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Symmetry

Definition noun, plural: symmetries Correspondence of parts (in terms of form, size, distribution, or arrangement) on... Read More

Sides

sidesaddle A saddle for women, in which the rider sits with both feet on one side of the animal mounted. (Science: botany)... Read More

Bilateral symmetry

Definition noun, plural: bilateral symmetries A form of symmetry in which the opposite sides along a midline is a duplicate... Read More

Vibrissa

Definition noun, plural: vibrissae (1) A whisker of an animal, e.g. cat (2) A long, slender, bristle-like feather at the... Read More

Triangle

triangle 1. (Science: geometry) A figure bounded by three lines, and containing three angles. A triangle is either plane,... Read More

Fruits, Flowers, and Seeds

Flowering plants grow in a wide variety of habitats and environments. They can go from germination of a seed to a mature... Read More

Galley-worm

Galley-worm (Science: zoology) a chilognath myriapod of the genus iulus, and allied genera, having numerous short legs along... Read More

Radial symmetry

Definition noun A form of symmetry in which the body plan is divisible into identical parts around a central... Read More

Wedge

wedge 1. To cleave or separate with a wedge or wedges, or as with a wedge; to rive. My heart, as wedged with a sigh, would... Read More

Stave

stave 1. One of a number of narrow strips of wood, or narrow iron plates, placed edge to edge to form the sides, covering,... Read More

Decerebrate rigidity

Definition noun An involuntary posturing whereby the arms are extended on the sides while the head is arched back, as... Read More

Staff

staff 1. A long piece of wood; a stick; the long handle of an instrument or weapon; a pole or srick, used for many purposes;... Read More

Flaccid

Flaccid Definition Biology – What is Flaccid? In botany, the term flaccid refers to a cell that lacks turgidity, i.e. it... Read More

Plant Tissues

Plants are composed of three major organ groups: roots, stems, and leaves. As we know from other areas of biology, these... Read More

Bend

Bend 1. A turn or deflection from a straight line or from the proper direction or normal position; a curve; a crook; as, a... Read More

Centrosome

Centrosome Definition What is a centrosome? The centrosome is considered to be the main microtubule-organizing... Read More

Angle

Angle 1. To fish with an angle (fishhook), or with hook and line. 2. (Science: geometry) The figure made by two lines which... Read More

Bilateral

Bilateral (Science: anatomy) Having two sides or pertaining to both sides. Origin: L. Latus =... Read More

Gallery

Gallery pl galleries . F. Galerie, It. Galleria, fr. LL. Galeria gallery, perh. Orig, a festal hall, banquetting hall; cf.... 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

Movement of Molecules Across Cell Membranes

Diffusion Diffusion is essentially the movement of molecules from a region of higher concentration to a region of lower... Read More

Spectacles

spectacles lenses set in a frame that holds them in front of the eyes, used to correct errors of refraction or to protect... Read More

Muscle

Muscle cells are specialized to generate force and movement. There are three types of muscle tissue: (1) skeletal muscle,... Read More

Lateralization

Definition noun Localization of a function or activity on one side of the body in consistent preference to the... Read More

Hip

Hip 1. The projecting region of the lateral parts of one side of the pelvis and the hip joint; the haunch; the huckle. 2.... Read More

Transmembrane proteins

transmembrane protein (Science: cell biology) A protein subunit in which the polypeptide chain is exposed on both sides of... Read More

Concentration gradient

Concentration gradient definition Concentration gradient refers to the gradual change in the concentration of solutes in a... Read More

Diatom

A diatom is a unicellular eukaryotic alga characterized by the siliceous covering and symmetry. Diatoms are mostly aquatic,... Read More

Stomate

Definition noun, plural: stomates (botany) A tiny pore on the surface of a leaf or herbaceous stem surrounded by a pair of... Read More

Phospholipid

Definition noun plural: phospholipids phos·pho·lip·id, ˌfɒsfəˈlɪpɪd (1) A lipid with one or more phosphate groups... Read More

Musculus ischiococcygeus

musculus ischiococcygeus --> coccygeus (Science: anatomy, muscle) origin, spine of ischium and sacrospinous ligament;... Read More

Diatomaceous earth

Definition noun A type of silica-rich dirt which is soft, fine-grained, porous, light-coloured, and composed of the... Read More

Eponychium

Eponychium 1. The thin, condensed, eleidin-rich layer of epidermis which procedes and initially covers the nail plate in the... Read More

Cambium

Cambium (Science: plant biology) meristematic plant tissue, commonly present as a thin layer which forms new cells on both... Read More

Meristem

Definition noun, plural: meristems (''botany') An undifferentiated plant tissue that can give rise to different tissues and... Read More

Parabola

parabola Origin: NL, fr. Gr.; so called because its axis is parallel to the side of the cone. See Parable, and cf.... Read More

Icosahedral

Icosahedral (Science: geometry) Having twenty equal sides or faces. See:... Read More

Osmosis

Osmosis is the net movement of solvent molecules through a semipermeable membrane. It is similar to diffusion as the... Read More

Snaps

snap 1. To break short, or at once; to part asunder suddenly; as, a mast snaps; a needle snaps. But this weapon will snap... Read More

Meiosis II

Definition The second of the two consecutive divisions of the nucleus of eukaryotic cell during meiosis, and composed of the... Read More