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Y-axis

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

Radial symmetry

Definition noun A form of symmetry in which the body plan is divisible into identical parts around a central... Read More

Symmetry

Definition noun, plural: symmetries Correspondence of parts (in terms of form, size, distribution, or arrangement) on... Read More

Pole

pole 1. A long, slender piece of wood; a tall, slender piece of timber; the stem of a small tree whose branches have been... Read More

Vertex

vertex 1. (Science: anatomy) A turning point; the principal or highest point; top; summit; crown; apex. Specifically: the... Read More

Abscissa

Abscissa (Science: geometry) One of the elements of reference by which a point, as of a curve, is referred to a system of... Read More

Revolution

revolution 1. The act of revolving, or turning round on an axis or a center; the motion of a body round a fixed point or... Read More

Sagittal axis

Definition noun (anatomy) (1) An anatomical axis or imaginary line that lies perpendicular to the sagittal plane. (2) The... Read More

Principal

principal 1. Highest in rank, authority, character, importance, or degree; most considerable or important; chief; main; as,... Read More

Sound investment: A new mathematical method provides a better way to analyze noise

Humans have 200 million light receptors in their eyes, 10 to 20 million receptors devoted to smell, but only 8,000... Read More

The difference between fish and humans: scientists answer century-old developmental question

Embryologists at UCL (University College London) have helped solve an evolutionary riddle that has been puzzling scientists... Read More

Difference Between Fish And Humans: Century-Old Developmental Question Answered

Embryologists at UCL (University College London) have helped solve an evolutionary riddle that has been puzzling... Read More

Accurate method for interpretation of heart images developed in Finland – Early detection of heart diseases

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed an internationally significant method for interpreting MRI images of... Read More

Beyond lipids: understanding the mechanics of atherosclerosis

UCSD bioengineers have found a link between parallel alignment of... Read More

Screw

screw 1. To turn, as a screw; to apply a screw to; to press, fasten, or make firm, by means of a screw or screws; as, to... Read More

Eccentricity

Eccentricity Origin: cf. F. Excentricite. 1. The state of being eccentric; deviation from the customary line of conduct;... Read More

Frontal axis

Definition noun (anatomy) (1) An anatomical axis or imaginary line that lies perpendicular to the frontal plane. (2) The... Read More

Swivel

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

Transverse

transverse lying or being across, or in a crosswise direction; athwart; often opposed to longitudinal. (Science: geometry)... Read More

How Long Is A Day On Saturn?

Measuring the rotation period of a rocky planet like the Earth is easy, but similar measurements for planets made of gas,... Read More

Animal pole

Animal pole (Science: cell biology) in most animal oocytes the nucleus is not centrally placed and its position can be used... Read More

Pivot

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

Longitudinal section

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

Gyration

Gyration 1. The act of turning or whirling, as around a fixed center; a circular or spiral motion; motion about an axis;... Read More

Moment

moment 1. A minute portion of time; a point of time; an instant; as, at thet very moment. In a moment, in the twinkling of... Read More

Medulla

Medulla The inner part of an organ. A white fatty substance that forms a medullary Sheath around the axis cylinder of some... 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

Bilateral symmetry

Definition noun, plural: bilateral symmetries A form of symmetry in which the opposite sides along a midline is a duplicate... Read More

Ellipse

Ellipse 1. (Science: geometry) An oval or oblong figure, bounded by a regular curve, which corresponds to an oblique... Read More

Pleiotropy

Pleiotropy Definition When one single gene starts affecting multiple traits of living organisms, this phenomenon is known... Read More

Asymmetry

Definition noun The lack or absence of symmetry Supplement In biology, the body plan of many organisms exhibit symmetry.... Read More

Angiosperm

Angiosperms Definition What is an angiosperm? An angiosperm is a plant that produces flowers. The angiosperms, also... Read More

Oscillation

oscillation 1. The act of oscillating; a swinging or moving backward and forward, like a pendulum; vibration. 2.... 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

Spin

spin 1. To practice spinning; to work at drawing and twisting threads; to make yarn or thread from fibre; as, the woman... Read More

Vane

vane 1. A contrivance attached to some elevated object for the purpose of showing which way the wind blows; a weathercock.... Read More

Ellipsoid

Ellipsoid (Science: geometry) a solid, all plane sections of which are ellipses or circles. See conoid, 2 . The ellipsoid... Read More

Rolling

rolling 1. Rotating on an axis, or moving along a surface by rotation; turning over and over as if on an axis or a pivot;... Read More

Graph

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