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Strict

strict 1. Strained; drawn close; tight; as, a strict embrace; a strict ligature. 2. Tense; not relaxed; as, a strict... Read More

Sensu stricto

sensu stricto (Science: zoology) In the strict sense, in the narrow sense. most often used to indicate the nominate... Read More

Organelle

An organelle refers to any of the various cellular structures that perform a distinctive function inside a cell. The cell is... Read More

Facultative anaerobe

Facultative Anaerobe Definition What does facultative anaerobe mean? Facultative organisms are the most adaptable... Read More

Metamerism

Metamerism Definition Metamerism is the repetition of homologous body segments. This type of development can be seen in the... Read More

Basal lamina

Definition noun (histology) A layer of extracellular matrix found on the basal surface of epithelial cells, and which is... Read More

Increments

Increment 1. The act or process of increasing; growth in bulk, guantity, number, value, or amount; augmentation;... Read More

Golgi apparatus

Definition noun Gol·gi ap·pa·rat·us, ˈgɔl dʒi ˌæpəˈreɪtəs (cell biology) An organelle that is comprised of... Read More

Imposition

Imposition 1. The act of imposing, laying on, affixing, enjoining, inflicting, obtruding, and the like. From imposition of... Read More

Centrosome

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

Environmental Science

Definition noun The branch of science that deals with the physical, chemical and biological components of the environment... Read More

Purulence

Definition noun The state of forming of pus at the site of injury or infection, or the pus itself Supplement Inflammation is... Read More

Lysosome

Lysosome Definition noun plural: lysosomes ly·so·some, ˈlaɪsəˌsoʊm (cell biology) Organelle containing a large... Read More

Plasmolysis

Plasmolysis is the shrinking of protoplasm away from the cell wall of a plant or bacterium. The protoplasmic shrinking is... Read More

Vegan diet

Definition noun A strictly vegetarian diet excluding all foods derived from animals Supplement A vegan diet is a strict... Read More

Wilcoxon rank-sum test

Definition noun A non-parametric test of two samples which support exclusively on the order of observations in which the two... Read More

Roots

Upon seed germination, the embryo root, called the radicle, grows and develops into the first root. The radicle may thicken... Read More

Genetic Engineering Advantages & Disadvantages

  Through genetic engineering, scientists are able to move desirable genes from one plant or animal to another or... Read More

Polytene chromosome

polytene chromosome (Science: cell biology) giant chromosomes produced by the successive replication of homologous pairs of... Read More

Fat

Definition noun plural: fats fats, fæts A term largely applied to storage lipids in animal tissues that are usually solid... Read More

Relief

relief 1. The act of relieving, or the state of being relieved; the removal, or partial removal, of any evil, or of anything... Read More

Obligate aerobe

Before we define obligate aerobes, let us first understand and define aerobic organisms. Aerobic organisms are those that... Read More

Increment

Increment 1. The act or process of increasing; growth in bulk, guantity, number, value, or amount; augmentation;... Read More

Vapor

vapor To send off in vapor, or as if in vapor; as, to vapor away a heated fluid. Alternative forms: vapour He'd laugh to see... Read More

Monk

monk 1. A man who retires from the ordinary temporal concerns of the world, and devotes himself to religion; one of a... Read More

Endoplasmic reticulum

Definition noun plural: endoplasmic reticula (cell biology) A membrane-bound organelle that occurs as labyrinthine,... Read More

Parthenogenesis

To reproduce, by definition, means to produce new offspring. The process is referred to as reproduction, which is one of the... Read More

Methodical

methodical 1. Arranged with regard to method; disposed in a suitable manner, or in a manner to illustrate a subject, or to... Read More

Screw

screw 1. To turn, as a screw; to apply a screw to; to press, fasten, or make firm, by means of a screw or screws; as, to... Read More

Stern

stern Having a certain hardness or severity of nature, manner, or aspect; hard; severe; rigid; rigorous; austere; fixed;... Read More

Loose

Loose 1. Unbound; untied; unsewed; not attached, fastened, fixed, or confined; as, the loose sheets of a book. Her hair, nor... Read More

Liberal

Liberal 1. Free by birth; hence, befitting a freeman or gentleman; refined; noble; independent; free; not servile or mean;... Read More

Disease

Definition noun, plural: diseases An abnormal condition of an organism which interrupts the normal bodily functions that... Read More

Plant

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

Mount

mount 1. A mass of earth, or earth and rock, rising considerably above the common surface of the surrounding land; a... Read More

Biomolecule β-Hydroxybutyrate – key to vascular youth?

One of the hallmarks of old age is vascular aging. Researchers found that a biomolecule, β-Hydroxybutyrate (BHB), can serve... Read More