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Thumb

thumb The first digit on the radial side of the hand. Synonym: digitus primus, pollex, first finger. Origin: A.S.... Read More

Ape hand

Definition noun A deformity marked by the extension of the thumb in the same plane as the palm and fingers or the failure to... Read More

Diarthrodial joint

What is a diarthrodial joint? A diarthrosis joint is a freely moving joint characterized by its mobility and joint cavity... Read More

Thimble

thimble 1. A kind of cap or cover, or sometimes a broad ring, for the end of the finger, used in sewing to protect the... Read More

Pollex

pollex (Science: anatomy) The first, or preaxial, digit of the fore limb, corresponding to the hallux in the hind limb; the... Read More

Snap

snap 1. To break short, or at once; to part asunder suddenly; as, a mast snaps; a needle snaps. But this weapon will snap... Read More

Inherited trait

Definition noun, plural: inherited traits A trait or character that is genetically inherited or passed down from... Read More

Snaps

snap 1. To break short, or at once; to part asunder suddenly; as, a mast snaps; a needle snaps. But this weapon will snap... Read More

Muscles of the Apes – a thwack on human muscle evolution

Summary: A recent finding suggests that apes do have the muscles for bipedalism, vocal communication, and facial... 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

Insects

To learn more about arthropods, look at the previous tutorial. The Class Insecta of the Arthropoda Phylum is by far the... Read More

Sellar joint

Definition noun A synovial joint in which the opposing surfaces resemble the shape of a saddle and are reciprocally... Read More

Genus

A genus is a taxonomic category ranking used in biological classification that is below family and above species. Species... Read More

Synovial joint

Definition noun A movable joint comprised of a layer of fibrocartilage or hyaline cartilage that lines the opposing bony... Read More

Phalanges

phalanges (Science: anatomy) The finger bones (the singular is phalanx). There are three phalanges in each digit, except the... Read More

Fecundity

Fecundity Definition The meaning of fecundity is the reproductive rate (fecundity rate) or the performance of an individual... Read More

Blood pressure

Blood pressure (Science: cardiology, physiology) The force that the circulating blood exerts on the walls of the... Read More

Movable joint

Definition noun The most common and movable type of joint which is characterized by the presence of a layer of... Read More

Dominant

Dominant Definition The word dominant or dominant trait is commonly used in biology. The general meaning of dominant is to... Read More

Bastard

Bastard 1. Begotten and born out of lawful matrimony; illegitimate. See bastard, note. 2. Lacking in genuineness; spurious;... Read More

Tear

Definition noun, plural: tears (physiology) The watery secretion of the lacrimal glands verb To pull (apart) by force or by... Read More

Finger

Finger 1. One of the five terminating members of the hand; a digit; especially, one of the four extermities of the hand,... Read More

New Zealand’s Unique Fauna

By: Maria Victoria Gonzaga In the previous lesson, we learned about the high biodiversity of New Zealand and how... Read More