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Sulphate-reducing bacterium

sulphate-reducing bacterium (Science: microbiology) A prokaryote which is able to reduce sulphate SO4 (as a terminal... Read More


Bisulphate (Science: chemistry) a sulphate in which but half the hydrogen of the acid is replaced by a positive element or... Read More


sulphate (Science: chemistry) A salt of sulphuric acid. Origin: NL. Sulphas, sulphatis, fr. L. Sulphur, sulfur, brimstone,... Read More

Dermatan sulphate

Dermatan sulphate Glycosaminoglycan (15-40 kD) typical of extracellular matrix of skin, blood vessels and heart. Repeating... Read More


vitriol (Science: chemistry) A sulphate of any one of certain metals, as copper, iron, zinc, cobalt. So called on account of... Read More


subsulphate (Science: chemistry) A sulphate with an excess of the... Read More


persulphate (Science: chemistry) A sulphate of the peroxide of any... Read More


Disulphate (Science: chemistry) a salt of disulphuric or pyrosulphuric acid; a pyrosulphate. An acid salt of sulphuric acid,... Read More


sulphate (Science: chemistry) A salt of sulphuric acid. Origin: NL. Sulphas, sulphatis, fr. L. Sulphur, sulfur, brimstone,... Read More


supersulphate (Science: chemistry) An acid... Read More


syndecan (Science: protein) An integral membrane proteoglycan (250-300 kD) associated largely with epithelial cells. The... Read More

Hyaluronic acid

Definition noun A linear mucopolysaccharide that is a major component of tissues, such as connective, epithelial and neural... Read More


Definition noun, plural: chondrocytes A cell occupying a lacuna in the extracellular matrix of the cartilage Supplement The... Read More


soda (Science: chemistry) sodium oxide or hydroxide. Popularly, sodium carbonate or bicarbonate. Caustic soda, sodium... Read More

Dovers powder

Dovers powder (Science: alchemy) a powder of ipecac and opium, compounded, in the united states, with sugar of milk, but in... Read More


Alum (Science: chemistry) a double sulphate formed of aluminium and some other element (especially. An alkali metal) or of... Read More


Definition noun A type of connective tissue that is firm and flexible and having an extracellular matrix comprised mainly of... Read More


vitriolate (Science: chemistry) To convert into, or change to, a vitriol; to make into sulphuric acid or a sulphate. To... Read More


Biglycan a small proteoglycan, 150-240 kd, of the extracellular matrix. The core protein has a mass of -42 kd and is very... Read More

Histidine decarboxylase

Definition noun An enzyme that is responsible in the biosynthesis of histamine from histidine that transforms various... Read More

Cupric sulfate

Cupric sulfate CuSo4-5H2O;it is highly poisonous to algae, is a prompt and active emetic, and is used as an irritant,... Read More


Definition noun A large extracellular matrix that belongs to the chondroitin sulphate proteoglycan family involved in the... Read More


Barytes (Science: chemical) barium sulphate, generally called heavy spar or barite. See barite. Origin: gr. Heavy: cf. Gr.... Read More


sulphatase (Science: enzyme) An esterase in which one of the substituents of the substrate is a sulphate... Read More


Definition noun A type of cartilage that has a fibrous matrix and approaching fibrous connective tissue in... Read More

Cellular respiration

Cellular Respiration Definition The main function of cellular respiration is to break down glucose to form energy. In... Read More

Hiss stain

Hiss stain (Science: technique) a stain for demonstrating the capsules of microorganisms, using gentian violet or basic... Read More


mauve A colour of a delicate purple, violet, or lilac. (Science: chemistry) Mauve aniline, a dyestuff produced artificially... Read More

Multiple Hereditary Exostoses

(MHE) multiple Hereditary Exostoses also often referred to as hereditary multiple exostoses (HME) multiple Osteochondromas... Read More


Equianalgesic (Science: pharmacology) Having equal pain-killing effect, morphine sulphate, 10 mg intramuscularly, is... Read More


sulphatic (Science: chemistry) Of, pertaining to, resembling, or containing, a sulphate or... Read More


sulphato- (Science: chemistry, prefix) A combining form (also used adjectively) denoting a sulphate as an ingredient in... Read More

Granule cell of connective tissue

Granule cell of connective tissue --> mast cell (Science: cell biology, immunology) resident cell of connective tissue that... Read More

Mast cells

Mast cell (Science: cell biology, immunology) resident cell of connective tissue that contains many granules rich in... Read More


Barite (Science: chemical) native sulphate of barium, a mineral occurring in transparent, colourless, white to yellow... Read More

Heavy spar

Heavy spar (Science: chemical) native barium sulphate or barite, so called because of its high specific gravity as compared... Read More

Hyaline cartilage

Hyaline Cartilage Definition Firstly, let us ask, what is cartilage? Cartilage is a tough and flexible material. It can be... Read More


Leadhillite (Science: chemical) a mineral of a yellowish or greenish white colour, consisting of the sulphate and carbonate... Read More


Epsomite native sulphate of magnesia or epsom... Read More

Microbicide research in developing countries: have we given the ethical concerns due consideration?

In 1997, international debate was prompted by trials designed to prevent the vertical transmission of HIV from pregnant... Read More