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Benign

Benign Definition How to define benign? The meaning of benign in a general sense is "beneficial" and "pleasant". Benign is... 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

Tumor

Tumor --> tumour 1. (Science: oncology) An abnormal mass of tissue that results from excessive cell division that is... Read More

Parenchyma

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

Homologous

Homologous Definition What is homologous? In general science, the word “homologous” is used to show a degree of... Read More

Autocrine signaling

Autocrine Signaling Definition What is autocrine signaling? Autocrine signaling is a type of cell signaling wherein a cell... 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

Cell adhesion

Cell Adhesion Definition Cell adhesion is the process in which a cell uses a specialized complex of proteins to get... Read More

Centrosome

Centrosome Definition What is a centrosome? The centrosome is considered to be the main microtubule-organizing... Read More

Oncogene

Oncogene (Science: molecular biology, oncology) Mutated and/or overexpressed version of a normal gene of animal cells (the... Read More

Types and Causes of Brain Damage

The brain is a highly specialized tissue, far more complex than today's 21st-century supercomputers. Due to this magnificent... 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

In situ

When we talk about an experiment, human intervention, a protocol, or its step or any x, y, z call-of-action, it can be... Read More

Growth

Growth Definition What is growth in biology? Growth is the irreversible increase of an organism’s size over a given... Read More

Antigen

Antigen Definition What is an antigen? A simple definition is that an antigen refers to any substance that triggers an... Read More

In vitro

Definition adjective, adverb (Of a biological process) made to occur outside the living organism, i.e. in an artificial... Read More

Demecolcine

Definition noun (cytogenetics) A cytotoxic alkaloid isolated from Colchicum autumnale, and is used as an antineoplast... Read More

Adipose tissue

Definition noun, plural: adipose tissues A special connective tissue made up mainly of adipocytes that synthesize and store... Read More

Lactotroph

Definition noun, plural: lactotrophs An acidophilic cell in the anterior pituitary that releases prolactin Supplement The... Read More

Neuroanatomist

Definition noun, plural: neuroanatomists An expert or a researcher in the field of neuroanatomy Supplement Neuroanatomists... Read More

Chondroblast

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

Cell morphology

The basic essence for any living organism is its structural framework which includes appearance, form, and the... Read More

Redox reaction

Redox Reaction Definition What are redox reactions? This is a common term in chemistry and biology. In chemistry, a redox... Read More

Diabetes

Diabetes Definition Diabetes is a metabolic disorder characterized by excessive urine excretion (polyuria) and persistent... Read More

Diploid

Diploid Definition Let's first understand the meaning of the word - diploid. From the words ‘di’, meaning "two", and... Read More

Necrosis

Definition noun, plural: necroses Premature death of cells in a living tissue or organ caused by the progressive degradative... Read More

In vivo

Definition adjective, adverb (Of a biological process) made to occur within the living organism Supplement The term in vivo... Read More

Acromegaly

Acromegaly (Science: endocrinology) a condition that results from the excess production of growth hormone in the anterior... Read More

Cytology

The biological world is so diverse that studying it under a single umbrella as a subject is next to impossible. Hence,... Read More

Hypersensitivity

Hypersensitivity Definition Hypersensitivity is the exaggerated immune response to protect the human from foreign bodies... Read More

Pedicle

Definition noun, plural: pedicles (1) (botany) The stalk of a flower. (2) (entomology) The waist of the ant bearing one or... Read More

Vaccine

Definition noun, plural: vaccines A suspension containing live, attenuated, modified, or killed microorganisms (or their... Read More

Vacuolization

Definition noun, plural: vacuolizations The formation into, or multiplication of, vacuoles; being filled with... Read More

Factor

Definition noun, plural: factors (1) (biology) A substance that takes part in a biochemical reaction (e.g. blood-clotting... Read More

Oxidant

Definition noun, plural: oxidants (1) Any substance that has the ability to oxidize other substance. (2) A molecule or atom... Read More

K cell

Definition noun An abbreviated form for killer cell, a form of T lymphocyte that kills target cell through... Read More

RASER proteins selectively “hack” and “shut down” cancer cells

According to World Health Organization, cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide. The record showed that it... Read More