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Tubule

Definition noun, plural: tubules A small tube-like or fistular structure; a hollow cylindrical anatomical structure in the... Read More

Spermatogenesis

Spermatogenesis is the biological process of producing mature sperm cells, and occurs in the male gonad of a sexually... Read More

T tubule

Definition noun A deep invagination of the sarcolemma which appears as a small tubule that runs transversely from the... Read More

Straight seminiferous tubule

Definition noun, plural: straight seminiferous tubules Any of the short, straight canals of the seminiferous tubules that... Read More

Sarcolemma

Sarcolemma Definition What is the sarcolemma? It is the thin, transparent, extensible plasma membrane of the muscle cell.... Read More

Rete testis

Definition noun, plural: rete testes A network of tubules in the hilum of the testicle, and serves as passageway for sperm... Read More

Spermiogenesis

Spermiogenesis definition Spermiogenesis is the stage of spermatogenesis wherein the spermatids differentiate into mature... Read More

Nephron

Definition noun, plural: nephrons The structural and functional unit of the kidney, i.e. a structure comprised of a set of... Read More

Malpighian tubule

Definition noun, plural: Malpighian tubules A tubule extending from the interior (alimentary canal) to the exterior of many... Read More

Convoluted seminiferous tubule

Definition noun, plural: convoluted seminiferous tubules Any of the convoluted or curved canals of the seminiferous tubules... Read More

Seminiferous tubule

Definition noun, plural: seminiferous tubules Any of the tubules in the testes through which spermatozoa are produced and... Read More

Discharging tubule

Discharging tubule a urinary tubule formed by the union of several collecting tubules and terminating as a papillary... Read More

Glycosuria

Definition noun, plural: glycosuria The presence of atypically high sugar level in urine Supplement Glycosuria is a... Read More

Loop of henle

Loop of henle a u-shaped turn in the medullary portion of a renal tubule, with a descending limb from the proximal... Read More

Ultrafiltration

Definition noun (1) A high pressure filtration through a semipermeable membrane in which colloidal particles are retained... Read More

Kidney

Definition noun, plural: kidneys (anatomy) Either of a pair of two bean-shaped organs located at the back of the abdominal... Read More

Capsular space

Capsular space The slitlike space between the visceral and parietal layers of the capsule of the renal corpuscle; it opens... Read More

Depolarization

Definition noun The deprivation or the process of neutralization of polarity, as that in nerve... Read More

Cnidoblast

Definition noun, plural: cnidoblasts A developing cell containing a cnidocyst Supplement Cnibolasts are cells that develop... Read More

Cnidarian

Definition noun, plural: cnidarians Any of the animals belonging to Phylum Cnidaria Supplement Cnidarians such as... Read More

Microvillus

Definition noun, plural: microvilli Any of the minute hairlike structures projecting from the exposed surface of the cell in... Read More

Canaliculus

Definition noun, plural: canaliculi (anatomy) Any of many small canals or ducts in the body, such as in the bone, or in some... Read More

Protoplasm

Definition noun plural: protoplasms pro·to·plasm, ˈprəʊtəˌplæzəm The fluid living content of the cell that... Read More

Etioplast

Definition noun, plural: etioplasts (botany) A plastid that developed in darkness or under low light conditions Supplement A... Read More

Solvent drag

Definition noun, plural: solvent drags The transportation of ultrafiltrate back from the renal tubule through the flow of... Read More

Cnidocyte

Definition noun, plural: cnidocytes A specialized cell containing a cnidocyst involved in capturing prey and defense... Read More

Thrombopoietin

Definition noun, plural: thrombopoietins A glycoprotein hormone produced by liver and kidney associated with the production... Read More

Regeneration in humans – Finding the gene switch

Regeneration in humans is much more limited compared in other animals. Say for instance when one lost a limb, much as well... Read More

Endoplasmic reticulum

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

Nematocyte

Definition noun, plural: nematocytes A specialized cell containing a nematocyst used by cnidarians to capture their prey and... Read More

Aldosterone

Definition noun, plural: aldosterones A mineralocorticoid with a chemical formula of C21H28O5, and controls salt and water... Read More

Microtubule organizing center

Definition noun A structure inside the cell from where microtubules organize following depolymerization to turn into tubular... Read More

Active transport

Active transport is a type of cellular transport in which substances (e.g. ions, glucose, and amino acids) are transported... Read More

Homeostasis

Homeostasis is the tendency not to stray from the range of favorable or ideal internal conditions. Such conditions must be... Read More

Sarcoplasmic reticulum

Definition noun plural: sarcoplasmic reticula (cell biology) The special type of smooth endoplasmic reticulum found in... Read More

Hyperosmotic

Hyperosmotic Definition The word Hyperosmotic is derived from two Greek words: 'hyper', meaning “excess” and 'osmos',... Read More