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Somatic

Definition adjective (1) (cell biology) Of, relating to, characteristic of, a somatic cell (as opposed to the germ cell) (2)... Read More

Somatic cells

Definition noun, singular: somatic cell The word “somatic” is derived from the Greek word soma, meaning “body”.... Read More

Somatic cell

Definition noun, plural: somatic cells Any cell of the body of a multicellular organism -- excluding the germ cells (i.e.... Read More

Somatic nervous system

Definition noun The part of the peripheral nervous system that consists of afferent nerves responsible in relaying motor and... Read More

Cloning

Definition noun The process of creating an exact copy of a biological unit (e.g. a DNA sequence, cell, or organism) from... Read More

First time! Human blood cell turned into a young sex cell

In essence, our body consists of two major types of cells – one group involved directly in reproducing sexually (called... Read More

Somatic antigen

somatic antigen An antigen located in the cell wall of a bacterium in contrast to one in the flagella (flagellar antigen) or... Read More

Haploid

In biology, haploid pertains to a condition, a cell, or an organism that has half of the usual complete set of chromosomes... Read More

Mutagen

Mutagen Definition What is a mutagen? A mutagen is a substance or agent that causes DNA impairment that results in the... Read More

Mitosis

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

Diploid

Diploid Definition Let's first understand the meaning of the word - diploid. From the words ‘di’, meaning "two", and... Read More

Diploidy

Definition noun (genetics) The state of being diploid, that is having two sets of the chromosomes (and therefore two copies... Read More

Haploidy

Definition noun (genetics) The state of being haploid, that is having half of the set of homologous chromosomes in somatic... Read More

Peripheral nervous system

Definition noun The part of the nervous system that relays between the central nervous system and the rest of the body, and... Read More

Polypoid

Definition noun (genetics) A cell or an organism containing more than two sets of homologous... 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

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

The Psychobiology of Hysteria

Editorial Hysteria is often regarded as the archetypal psychodynamic illness. Freud carried out much of his early work on... Read More

Autonomic nervous system

Definition noun The part of the peripheral nervous system that is associated in involuntary muscle movement Supplement The... Read More

Polyploidy

Definition noun (genetics) The state of being polyploid, that is more than two sets of the chromosomes in a... Read More

Voluntary muscle

Definition noun, plural: voluntary muscles A muscle that can be controlled voluntarily Supplement Some of the muscles of the... Read More

Autosome

Definition noun, plural: autosomes (genetics) Any chromosome not considered as a sex chromosome, or is not involved in sex... Read More

Somatic Chromosome

Any chromosome that is not a sex chromosome; appear in pairs in body cells but as single chromosomes in... Read More

Nervous System

    THE is the most complicated and highly organized of the various systems which make up the human body. It is the... Read More

Sexual reproduction

Sexual reproduction is a mode of reproduction involving the fusion of haploid female gamete (egg cell) and haploid male... Read More

Biogenesis

Definition noun plural: biogeneses (1) The process in which life forms arise from similar life forms (2) A theory that... Read More

Cytotoxic T cell

Definition noun, plural: cytotoxic T cells A T cell responsible for inducing death to target cells (e.g. infected somatic... Read More

Reflex arc

Definition noun, plural: reflex arcs A neural pathway that controls reflex reactions Supplement In physiology, a reflex... Read More

Binary fission

Binary fission definition What is binary fission? In biology, binary fission is a type of asexual reproduction where a... Read More

The Anatomy Coloring Book (3rd Edition) by W. Kapit & L.M. Elson

The Anatomy Coloring Book (3rd Edition)      ... Read More

Sex chromosome

Definition noun, plural: sex chromosomes A type of chromosome in the genome that is involved in the determination of the sex... Read More

Homologous chromosome

A homologous chromosome pertains to one of a pair of chromosomes with the same gene sequence, loci, chromosomal length, and... Read More

Law of Purity of Gametes

Definition noun (genetics) Gregor Mendel's law stating that the unit factors are brought together and paired during union or... Read More

Animal cell

An animal cell is the fundamental functional unit of life of animals. It is also the basic unit of reproduction. Animal... Read More

Tandem repeat

Definition noun, plural: tandem repeats (molecular biology) A type of repeated sequence in which the copies are repeated one... Read More