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Vertical axis

vertical axis in dentistry, the line around which the working side condyle rotates in the horizontal plane during mandibular... Read More

Nervous System

    THE is the most complicated and highly organized of the various systems which make up the human body. It is the... Read More


Zenith 1. That point in the visible celestial hemisphere which is vertical to the spectator; the point of the heavens... Read More

Longitudinal section

Definition noun A section done by a plane along the long axis of a structure Supplement The term longitudinal section... Read More


Elevation 1. The act of raising from a lower place, condition, or quality to a higher; said of material things, persons, the... Read More


Lap 1. The loose part of a coat; the lower part of a garment that plays loosely; a skirt; an apron. 2. An edge; a border; a... Read More

The Biology of Human-Caused Extinctions

Kent E. Holsinger When I give a talk about extinction, there are usually two questions I am asked: Isn't extinction... Read More


swivel 1. (Science: mechanics) A piece, as a ring or hook, attached to another piece by a pin, in such a manner as to permit... Read More


An organism in the mainland experiences two competitions namely inter and intraspecific. Hence due to the pressure on the... Read More


Graph 1. A line or tracing denoting varying values of commodities, temperatures, urinary output, etc.; more generally, any... Read More


pivot 1. A fixed pin or short axis, on the end of which a wheel or other body turns. 2. The end of a shaft or arbor which... Read More

Hunter and driffield curve

Definition noun A graph in which the density of the photographic film (vertical axis) is plotted against the logarithm of... Read More


Y-axis A cephalometric indicator of the vertical and horizontal coordinates of mandibular growth expressed in degrees of the... Read More


Dome 1. A building; a house; an edifice; used chiefly in poetry. Approach the dome, the social banquet share. (Pope) 2. A... Read More

H and d curve

Definition noun A graph in which the density of the photographic film (vertical axis) is plotted against the logarithm of... Read More


radiata (Science: zoology) An extensive artificial group of invertebrates, having all the parts arranged radially around the... Read More

Equatorial cleavage

Definition noun A cleavage in which the plane of cytoplasmic division is at right angles to the axis of the ovum or passing... Read More


torsion 1. (Science: surgery) A type of mechanical stress, whereby the external forces (load) twist an object about its... Read More

Strabismus sursum vergens

strabismus sursum vergens An obsolete term for a vertical strabismus in which the visual axis of one eye deviates... Read More


Dial 1. An instrument, formerly much used for showing the time of day from the shadow of a style or gnomon on a graduated... Read More

Schmeissneria: A missing link to angiosperms?

Schmeissneria: A missing link to angiosperms? Xin Wang1, Shuying Duan2, Baoyin Geng2, Jinzhong Cui2 and Yong Yang2 1State... Read More