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Vegetable

Definition noun, plural: (1) The edible (part of a) plant (e.g. leaves, roots, flowers) but not including the fruit or... Read More

Monounsaturated fat

What is monounsaturated fat? Monounsaturated fats are healthy dietary fats. They are liquid at room temperature. Unlike... Read More

Legumes

Legumes Definition Legumes (singular: legume) are plants belonging to the family Leguminosae (Fabaceae). Leguminosae is... Read More

Oil retention enema

Oil retention enema A rectal injection of mineral oil or vegetable Oil, introduced at low pressure and retained for 30... Read More

Bean

Bean 1. (Science: botany) a name given to the seed of certain leguminous herbs, chiefly of the genera Faba, phaseolus, and... Read More

Primordial

primordial 1. First in order; primary; original; of earliest origin; as, primordial condition. The primordial facts of our... Read More

Subkingdoms

subkingdom One of the several primary divisions of either the animal, or vegetable kingdom, as, in zoology, the vertebrata,... Read More

Biogenesis

Biogenesis Definition Biogenesis refers to the idea or the process whereby a living thing comes from another living thing,... Read More

Plants edible

plants, edible An organism of the vegetable kingdom suitable by nature for use as a food, especially by human beings. Not... Read More

Spontaneous generation

Definition noun plural: spontaneous generations The previously popular notion that living organisms arise or develop from... Read More

Tunicin

tunicin (Science: physiology) animal cellulose; a substance present in the mantle, or tunic, of the tunicates, which... Read More

Biennial

Biennial Definition What is a biennial plant? Biennial plants are those that live for two years and flower only “once”... Read More

Pores

pore 1. One of the minute orifices in an animal or vegetable membrane, for transpiration, absorption, etc. 2. A minute... Read More

Spinach

spinach A widely cultivated plant, spinacia oleracea, native to asia, having succulent, edible leaves eaten as a... Read More

Palmitic acid

Definition noun, plural: palmitic acids A 16-carbon fatty acid, with the formula: CH3 (CH2)14 COOH Supplement A fatty acid... Read More

Food ball

Food ball --> phytobezoar a gastric concretion formed of vegetable fibres, with the seeds and skins of fruits, and... Read More

Equilibration

Equilibration 1. Act of keeping a balance, or state of being balanced; equipoise. In . . . Running, leaping, and dancing,... Read More

Carrots

Carrots a widely cultivated plant, daucus carota sativa, having finely divided leaves, flat clusters of small white flowers,... Read More

Omnivore

Organisms need to eat food in order to gain energy and survive in the ecosystem. Often, living things are categorized by how... Read More

Microscopic section

microscopic section --> section 1. The act of cutting, or separation by cutting; as, the section of bodies. 2. A part... Read More

Soapsuds enema

Definition The injection of a mixture of water and soap into the colon. Supplement The soapsuds enema uses a mixture of a... Read More

Polyunsaturated fatty acid

Definition noun, plural: polyunsaturated fatty acids Any of a group of unsaturated fatty acids characterized by having more... Read More

Fiber

Definition noun, plural: fibers (1) (anatomy) any elongated, thread-like structure, e.g. nerve fiber (2) (botany) A cell... Read More

Vegetarian diet

Definition noun The type of diet comprised mainly or exclusively of edible plant tissues, organs and products, and excluding... Read More

Omega-6 fatty acid

Definition noun, plural: omega-6 fatty acids A type of polyunsaturated fatty acid in which the first double bond is between... Read More

Fruits, Flowers, and Seeds

Flowering plants grow in a wide variety of habitats and environments. They can go from germination of a seed to a mature... Read More

Regulation of Organic Metabolism, Growth and Energy Balance

Organic Metabolism Events of Absorptive and Post-absorptive States. The absorptive state is the period during which... Read More

Saprophytic

Definition adjective (1) Of or relating to a saprophyte. (2) Feeding, absorbing or growing upon decaying organic matter... Read More

The Application of Biotechnology to Nutrition: An Overview

Maureen Mackey, PhD, FACN Monsanto Company, St Louis, Missouri Address reprint requests to: Maureen Mackey, PhD,... Read More

Resin

resin Any one of a class of yellowish brown solid inflammable substances, of vegetable origin, which are nonconductors of... Read More

Dead Man Walking

Dead Man Walking: Wade Davis and the Secret of the Zombie Poison By Patrick D. Hahn Accepted on September 4, 2007 Twenty... Read More

Kill

Kill 1. To deprive of life, animal or vegetable, in any manner or by any means; to render inanimate; to put to death; to... Read More

Apple

Apple 1. The fleshy pome or fruit of a rosaceous tree (pyrus malus) cultivated in numberless varieties in the temperate... Read More

Triglyceride

Definition noun, plural: triglycerides An energy-rich compound made up of a single molecule of glycerol and three molecules... Read More

Native

native 1. One who, or that which, is born in a place or country referred to; a denizen by birth; an animal, a fruit, or... Read More

Vital

vital 1. Belonging or relating to life, either animal or vegetable; as, vital energies; vital functions; vital actions. 2.... Read More

Influence

Influence To control or move by power, physical or moral; to affect by gentle action; to exert an influence upon; to modify,... Read More

Section

section 1. The act of cutting, or separation by cutting; as, the section of bodies. 2. A part separated from something; a... Read More

Skin

Definition noun, plural: skins (anatomy) The external membranous integument of the body; the outer protective covering of... Read More

Meat

Meat 1. Food, in general; anything eaten for nourishment, either by man or beast. Hence, the edible part of anything; as,... Read More