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Tissue

Tissue Definition What is tissue in the body? The body tissue is an aggregation of cells that function together and have a... Read More

Tissue repair

Definition noun The process of restoring the structural and physiological integrity after an injury Supplement Tissue repair... Read More

Fibroblast

The building block of living things is known as the cell. The cell contributes to many parts and functions of different... Read More

Parenchyma

Parenchyma Definition What does parenchyma mean? Let's define the word "parenchyma". Most of the functional tissues in... Read More

Simple squamous epithelium

Simple Squamous Epithelium Definition Simple squamous epithelium, also known as simple squamous epithelial tissue or... Read More

Plant Tissues

Plants are composed of three major organ groups: roots, stems, and leaves. As we know from other areas of biology, these... Read More

Hyaline cartilage

Hyaline Cartilage Definition Before we define hyaline cartilage, let us understand what cartilage is. What is cartilage? Is... Read More

The interstitium – a new biological organ?

Scientists found, apparently by accident, a new biological organ and they want it called "interstitium". The discovery was... Read More

Lacuna

Definition of Lacuna What is lacuna? The word "lacuna" (noun, plural: lacunae) is derived from the Latin word- 'lacus',... Read More

Chondroblast

There are two forms of cells in cartilage: chondroblasts and chondrocytes. The chondroblasts are cells that secrete the... Read More

Sarcolemma

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

Cell

A biological cell is a membrane-bound structure that occurs as a functional independent unit of life (such as in unicellular... Read More

Cell differentiation

Cells are often described as the building blocks of life as they are the smallest unit used to build up organisms. Cells can... Read More

Cartilage cell

Definition noun, plural: cartilage cells (histology) A differentiated cell embedded in the extracellular matrix,... Read More

Chondrocyte

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

Cartilage

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

Osteocyte

Osteocyte Definition The osteocyte is a mature bone cell. Other bone cell types are osteoprogenitor cells, osteoblasts, and... Read More

Semilunar valve

The human heart structure consists of heart chambers (2 atria and 2 ventricles) that differ functionally from each other.... Read More

Serous exudate

Definition noun A type of exudate that forms as a clear, thin, watery fluid with relatively low protein content, usually... Read More

Nucleosome

Nucleosome Definition Every organism is made of deoxyribonucleic acid, also known as DNA. DNA is made up of numerous... Read More

Paracrine signaling

Definition noun A form of cell signaling in which the target cell is near the signal-releasing cell. Supplement Examples of... Read More

Mitosis

Mitosis Definition What is mitosis? In biology, mitosis refers to the cellular process where a single cell divides... Read More

Suppuration

Definition noun The process of forming of and discharging pus from a sore or a wound, or the pus... Read More

Mutagen

Mutagen Definition What is a mutagen? A mutagen is a substance or agent that causes DNA impairment that results in the... Read More

Coagulation

Definition noun, plural: coagulations (haematology) The process of clot formation (surgery) The disruption of tissue by... Read More

Mosaicism

Cells often go through many divisions before they become a part of an organism’s genetic make-up. This leaves room for... Read More

Cancer

Cancer definition In biology, cancer is defined as the malignant growth due to uncontrolled cell division. It is now used... Read More

Integumentary system

Definition noun The organ system consisting of the skin and associated structures such as the glands, hair, nails, scales,... Read More

Genetic Information and Protein Synthesis

Genetic Code Genes are sequences of DNA nucleotides that carry and transmit the information specifying amino acid sequences... Read More

Chlorophyll

Why are most plants green? Have you ever had the same question? Perhaps, you’ve been told that the plants are green... Read More

Hemostasis

Definition noun, plural: hemostases The process of stopping or arresting bleeding or keeping the blood within the damaged... Read More

Purulent exudate

Definition noun A type of exudate that is distinctively thick and yellowish, grayish or greenish in color, and consisting... Read More

Phosphorylation

Phosphorylation Definition We can define phosphorylation as a biochemical process in which a phosphate molecule is added to... Read More

Neural Control Mechanisms

Nerve cells called neurons generate electric signals that pass from one end of the cell to another and release chemical... Read More

Fibrinous exudate

Definition noun A type of exudate consisting largely of fibrinogen and fibrin Supplement Tissue injuries such as wounds and... Read More

Mitochondrion

Mitochondrion Definition What are mitochondria? The term “mitochondrion” comes from the two words of the Greek... Read More

Hyperosmotic

Hyperosmotic Definition What is hyperosmotic? The word hyperosmotic is derived from two Greek words: 'hyper', meaning... 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

Amitosis

Definition noun, plural: amitoses A direct type of cell division wherein the nucleus and the cytoplasm go through a simple... Read More