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Waxy

waxy Resembling wax in appearance or consistency; viscid; adhesive; soft; hence, yielding; pliable; impressible. ''Waxy to... Read More

Waxy liver

waxy liver amyloid degeneration of the liver. Synonym: lardaceous... Read More

Macrophytes

Introduction    Examples of Macrophytes. (Source: Canada's AquaticEnvironments) ... Read More

Cutin

Definition noun, plural: cutins (botany) A waxy polymer of hydroxy acids in the cuticle of plants (medicine) An animal... Read More

Cuticle

Definition noun The outermost, noncellular, protective covering of certain organisms Supplement The cuticle refers to the... Read More

Lipid

Definition noun plural: lipids lip·id, ˈlɪp ɪd, ˈlaɪ pɪd A fatty or waxy organic compound that is readily soluble... Read More

Leaves

Leaves are highly efficient solar energy converters. They capture light energy and through the process of photosynthesis.... Read More

Stems

External Form of a Woody Twig A woody twig, or stem, is an axis with leaves attached. The leaves are arranged in various... 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

Myricin

myricin (Science: chemistry) A silky, crystalline, waxy substance, forming the less soluble part of beeswax, and regarded as... Read More

Smooth endoplasmic reticulum

Smooth Endoplasmic Reticulum Definition Smooth endoplasmic reticulum (sER) is (a part of) endoplasmic reticulum that is... Read More

Viscosity

Viscosity refers to the state or condition of being viscous. It is measured as a physical property of a fluid. As a physical... Read More

Zenkers degeneration

Zenker's degeneration A form of severe hyaline degeneration or necrosis in skeletal muscle, occurring in severe... Read More

Lanugo

Definition noun, plural: lanugos Thin, soft, and poorly pigmented hair, and is the first to be produced by the hair... Read More

Proteinaceous

Definition adjective Of, relating to, consisting of, resembling, or pertaining to protein. Supplement See also:... Read More

Fat

Definition noun plural: fats fats, fæts A term largely applied to storage lipids in animal tissues that are usually solid... Read More

Kidney

Definition noun, plural: kidneys (anatomy) Either of a pair of two bean-shaped organs located at the back of the abdominal... Read More

Epidermis

Epidermis Definition What is the epidermis? We can define the epidermis as one or more layers of cells forming the tough... Read More

Methane

methane (Science: chemistry) A light, colourless, gaseous, inflammable hydrocarbon, CH4; marsh gas. See marsh gas, under... Read More

Analogous

In evolutionary biology, the meaning of analogous is “having similarities in functions but different evolutionary... Read More

Liver

Definition noun The glandular organ that stores and metabolizes nutrients, detoxifies, and produces bile Supplement In human... Read More

Quartz

quartz (Science: chemical) A form of silica, or silicon dioxide (SiO2), occurring in hexagonal crystals, which are commonly... Read More

Phosphorus

phosphorus Origin: L, the morning star, Gr, lit, light bringer; light - to bring. 1. The morning star; phosphor. 2.... Read More

Still Freshwater & Plants

Plants in the freshwater community provide a means of food for herbivores and harness new energy into the community as a... Read More