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Susceptible

susceptible 1. Capable of admitting anything additional, or any change, affection, or influence; readily acted upon; as, a... Read More

A Look Into Natural Selection and its Mechanisms

Charles Darwin is credited with outlining the fundamentals of evolution. He was a smart and eager pupil and protégé,... 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

Biosecurity and Biocontrol

By: Maria Victoria Gonzaga In the previous lesson, we learned about the importance of modern science... Read More

Desiccation

Desiccation definition Desiccation refers to the state, the act, or the process of removing or extracting water content... Read More

Sore

sore 1. (Science: symptom) tender to the touch; susceptible of pain from pressure; inflamed; painful; said of the body or... Read More

Cloning

Cloning Definition In biology, cloning is the process of producing similar populations of genetically identical individuals... Read More

Staphylococcus epidermidis

Definition Noun A gram-positive facultative bacterium that produced slime for adhesions associated with endocarditis and... Read More

Balanced diet

What is a balanced diet? What is the definition of a balanced diet? A nutritionally balanced diet fulfills all nutritional... Read More

Gram-positive bacilli

Definition noun, singular: gram-positive bacillus A group of rod-shaped bacterial cells that appears violet through Gram's... Read More

Gram-positive cocci

Definition noun, singular: gram-positive coccus A group of spherical bacteria that retains the violet stain following gram... Read More

Vulnerable species

Definition noun Any species that is likely to become endangered within the foreseeable future Supplement A vulnerable... Read More

Genetic diversity

Genetic Diversity Definition Each species is composed of individuals with their own set of genes. A gene is the inheritance... Read More

Turgor pressure

In biology, turgor pressure definition pertains to the pressure that is exerted by the fluid (e.g. water) against the cell... Read More

Deciduous forest

Deciduous Forest Definition A deciduous forest is a type of forest dominated by trees that lose their foliage at the end of... Read More

Genetic drift

Genetic Drift Definition What is genetic drift in simple terms? The simple definition of genetic drift ( also referred to... Read More

Bacteroides caccae

Definition Noun A gram-negative non spore-forming anaerobic and rod-shaped bacterium involved in inflammatory bowel diseases... Read More

Generation of resting membrane potential

Stephen H. Wright Department of Physiology, College of Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85724... Read More

Methanogen

Definition noun, plural: methanogens An archaeabacterium capable of methanogenesis Supplement A methanogen pertains to any... Read More

Methanogenesis

Definition noun A metabolic process in certain microbes wherein methane is produced Supplement Methanogenesis is a metabolic... Read More

Degenerative disease

A degenerative disease is defined as a disease characterized by the worsening condition due to the deterioration of the... 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

Physical Development in Humans

The Newly Born Child Depending on the nutrients available to the child within pregnancy and the genetic makeup of the... Read More

Chromosome Mutations – II

Reviewed by: Mary Anne Clark, Ph.D. This page is a continuation of the previous tutorial, Chromosome Mutations... Read More

Polyploidy

Reviewed by: Mary Anne Clark, Ph.D. Polyploidy Polyploidy is defined as the state of being polyploid, which... Read More

photobiology

Photobiology Definition Photobiology, the biology of light, is a subdiscipline in biology. It focuses on the effects of... Read More

recombination DNA repair

Recombination DNA Repair Definition Recombination DNA repair is a biological reparative process in response to DNA damage... Read More

New Zealand’s Unique Flora

By: Maria Victoria Gonzaga In the previous lesson, we've come to know some of the most fascinating endemic... Read More

Population Growth and Survivorship

By: Maria Victoria Gonzaga Previously, we learned about biodiversity and endemism. Now, let's look at the... Read More

Coccidia

Coccidia (singular: coccidium) are sporozoans that live as parasites of the digestive tracts of certain animals. The... Read More

Asexual reproduction

Asexual Reproduction Definition What is asexual reproduction? Asexual reproduction is a mode of reproduction that does not... Read More

Denaturation

Denaturation Definition In biochemistry, denaturation is defined as a process in which a molecular structure deviates from... Read More

Purebred

Definition noun, plural: purebreds An animal that is of pure breed, i.e. whose ancestors on both sides have been members of... Read More

Tender

tender 1. Easily impressed, broken, bruised, or injured; not firm or hard; delicate; as, tender plants; tender flesh; tender... Read More

Explosive

Explosive 1. An explosive agent; a compound or mixture susceptible of a rapid chemical reaction, as gunpowder, or... Read More

Organism

An organism refers to a living thing that has an organized structure, can react to stimuli, reproduce, grow, adapt, and... Read More

Elastic

Elastic susceptible of resisting and recovering from stretching, compression or distortion applied by a force. Origin: L.... Read More

Sensitive

sensitive 1. Having sense of feeling; possessing or exhibiting the capacity of receiving impressions from external objects;... Read More

Susceptibility

susceptibility Origin: Cf. F. Susceptibilite. 1. The state or quality of being susceptible; the capability of receiving... Read More

Eubacteria

Eubacteria are prokaryotic microorganisms consisting of a single cell lacking a nucleus and containing DNA is a single... Read More