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Slide

slide 1. The act of sliding; as, a slide on the ice. 2. Smooth, even passage or progress. A better slide into their... Read More

Hanging drop slide

Definition noun (microscopy) A glass slide prepared by hanging drop technique to observe living and motile microscopic... Read More

Gram staining

Definition noun A staining method performed to determine whether a bacterial species is gram-positive (i.e. violet stain) or... Read More

Horse

Horse 1. To provide with a horse, or with horses; to mount on, or as on, a horse. Being better horsed, outrode me. 2. To sit... Read More

Immersion

Immersion 1. The act of immersing, or the state of being immersed; a sinking within a fluid; a dipping; as, the immersion of... Read More

Z disc

Definition noun, plural: Z discs The region or line formed in the sarcomere into which the thin filaments are... Read More

Simple squamous epithelium

Simple Squamous Epithelium Definition Simple squamous epithelium, also known as simple squamous epithelial tissue or... Read More

Amoebozoa

Definition noun A taxonomic group including the amoeboid protists that are characterized by having pseudopods and a cell... Read More

Iodine test

Iodine Test Definition The iodine test is a chemical reaction-based identification test for starch. In this test, iodine... Read More

Diatom

Diatom Definition A diatom is a unicellular eukaryotic alga characterized by having a siliceous covering and a symmetrical... Read More

Decomposer

Decomposer Definition The organisms that carry out the process of decay or break down of the dead organism are known as... Read More

Sarcomere

Definition noun, plural: sarcomeres A segment consisting of a highly organized assembly of filaments delimited by two Z... Read More

Amoeboid movement

Definition noun A crawling-like type of movement in which the cell forms temporary cytoplasmic projections called... Read More

Pseudopodia

A pseudopodium (plural: pseudopodia) refers to the temporary projection of the cytoplasm of a eukaryotic cell. Pseudopodia... Read More

Whole mount

whole mount (Science: procedure) Placing a whole organism or specimen on a slide for microscopic... Read More

Muscle

Definition ''noun, plural: muscles' An organ made up of muscle tissues, or the tissue itself, enabling contraction or... Read More

Muscle contraction

muscle contraction A process leading to shortening and/or development of tension in muscle tissue. Muscle contraction occurs... Read More

Gram-negative

Definition adjective Of, or relating to the group of bacteria that take the color of the counterstain (i.e. pink) under the... Read More

Spline

spline 1. A rectangular piece fitting grooves like key seats in a hub and a shaft, so that while the one may slide endwise... Read More

Tumbler

tumbler 1. One who tumbles; one who plays tricks by various motions of the body; an acrobat. 2. A movable obstruction in a... Read More

Pinworm

Definition noun, plural: pinworms A small nematoid worm that inhabits the rectum of the human host Supplement Pinworms are... 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

Shear

shear 1. To cut, clip, or sever anything from with shears or a like instrument; as, to shear sheep; to shear cloth. It is... Read More

Thermometer

thermometer (Science: physics) An instrument for measuring temperature, founded on the principle that changes of temperature... Read More

Class

Our earth is home to diverse groups of organisms. These living things exist in the ecosystem. Dating back to the ancient... Read More

Grow

Grow 1. To increase in size by a natural and organic process; to increase in bulk by the gradual assimilation of new matter... Read More

Slender

slender 1. Small or narrow in proportion to the length or the height; not thick; slim; as, a slender stem or stalk of a... Read More

Muscle

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