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limbic_system

  • noun a system of functionally related neural structures in the brain that are involved in emotional behavior
    limbic brain; visceral brain.

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valve

  • noun a structure in a hollow organ (like the heart) with a flap to insure one-way flow of fluid through it
  • noun device in a brass wind instrument for varying the length of the air column to alter the pitch of a tone

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buccal_cavity

  • noun the cavity between the jaws and the cheeks

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carina_fornicis

  • noun ridge on the lower surface of the fornix of the brain

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lacrimal

  • adjective of or relating to tears
    lachrymal.
  • adjective relating to or located near the organ that produces tears
    lachrymal.

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craniometric_point

  • noun a landmark on the skull from which craniometric measurements can be taken

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alpha-adrenergic_receptor

  • noun receptors postulated to exist on nerve cell membranes of the sympathetic nervous system in order to explain the specificity of certain agents that affect only some sympathetic activities (such as vasoconstriction and relaxation of intestinal muscles and contraction of smooth muscles)
    alpha receptor; alpha-adrenoceptor.

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malpighian_body

  • noun the capsule that contains Bowman's capsule and a glomerulus at the expanded end of a nephron
    renal corpuscle; malpighian corpuscle.

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caliculus

  • noun a small cup-shaped structure (as a taste bud or optic cup or cavity of a coral containing a polyp)
    calycle; calyculus.

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disc

  • noun sound recording consisting of a disk with a continuous groove; used to reproduce music by rotating while a phonograph needle tracks in the groove
    phonograph recording; platter; phonograph record; record; disk.
  • noun something with a round shape resembling a flat circular plate
    disk; saucer.
    • the moon's disk hung in a cloudless sky

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frontal_gyrus

  • noun any of the convolutions of the outer surface of the frontal lobe of the cerebrum

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vermis

  • noun the narrow central part of the cerebellum between the two hemispheres
    vermis cerebelli.

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saccharomyces_cerevisiae

  • noun used as a leaven in baking and brewing
    brewer's yeast; baker's yeast.

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opticum

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skeleton

  • noun something reduced to its minimal form
    • the battalion was a mere skeleton of its former self
    • the bare skeleton of a novel
  • noun a scandal that is kept secret
    skeleton in the cupboard; skeleton in the closet.
    • there must be a skeleton somewhere in that family's closet

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chiasm

  • noun an intersection or crossing of two tracts in the form of the letter X
    chiasma; decussation.

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zona

  • noun (anatomy) any encircling or beltlike structure
    zone.

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cerebellar_hemisphere

  • noun either of two lateral lobes of the cerebellum

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metacarpus

  • noun the part of the hand between the carpus and phalanges

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eukaryote

  • noun an organism with cells characteristic of all life forms except primitive microorganisms such as bacteria; i.e. an organism with `good' or membrane-bound nuclei in its cells
    eucaryote.

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passage

  • noun the act of passing from one state or place to the next
    transition.
  • noun a section of text; particularly a section of medium length

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centromere

  • noun a specialized condensed region of each chromosome that appears during mitosis where the chromatids are held together to form an X shape
    kinetochore.
    • the centromere is difficult to sequence

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division

  • noun an army unit large enough to sustain combat
    • two infantry divisions were held in reserve
  • noun one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole
    section; part.
    • the written part of the exam
    • the finance section of the company
    • the BBC's engineering division

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calyculus

  • noun a group of bracts simulating a calyx as in a carnation or hibiscus
    false calyx; calycle; epicalyx.
  • noun a small cup-shaped structure (as a taste bud or optic cup or cavity of a coral containing a polyp)
    calycle; caliculus.

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encephalon

  • noun that part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers; enclosed within the skull; continuous with the spinal cord
    brain.

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regional

  • adjective characteristic of a region
    • regional flora
  • adjective satellite related or limited to a particular region
    • a regional dialect

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blastoderm

  • noun a layer of cells on the inside of the blastula
    blastodisc; germinal disc; germinal area.

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optic_cup

  • noun (embryology) a two-walled cuplike depression that develops into the pigmented and sensory layers of the retina
    eyecup.

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replication

  • noun the act of making copies
    reproduction.
    • Gutenberg's reproduction of holy texts was far more efficient
  • noun (genetics) the process whereby DNA makes a copy of itself before cell division

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chiasma

  • noun an intersection or crossing of two tracts in the form of the letter X
    chiasm; decussation.

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nucleolar

(Biol.) Of or pertaining to the nucleolus of a cell.

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archenteron

  • noun central cavity of the gastrula; becomes the intestinal or digestive cavity

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orifice

  • noun an aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavity
    porta; opening.
    • the orifice into the aorta from the lower left chamber of the heart

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entire

  • noun uncastrated adult male horse
    stallion.
  • adjective satellite constituting the full quantity or extent; complete
    total; full.
    • an entire town devastated by an earthquake
    • gave full attention
    • a total failure

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position

  • noun the particular portion of space occupied by something
    place.
    • he put the lamp back in its place
  • noun a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons
    military position.

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epicanthus

  • noun a vertical fold of skin over the nasal canthus; normal for Mongolian peoples; sometimes occurs in Down's syndrome
    epicanthic fold.

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parietal_gyrus

  • noun any of the convolutions of the outer surface of the parietal lobe of the cerebrum

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adrenoceptor

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gut

  • noun the part of the alimentary canal between the stomach and the anus
    bowel; intestine.
  • noun a narrow channel or strait

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blade

  • noun especially a leaf of grass or the broad portion of a leaf as distinct from the petiole
    leaf blade.
  • noun a dashing young man
    • gay young blades bragged of their amorous adventures

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plexus

  • noun a network of intersecting blood vessels or intersecting nerves or intersecting lymph vessels
    rete.

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nucleolus_organiser

  • noun the particular part of a chromosome that is associated with a nucleolus after nuclear division
    nucleolar organiser; nucleolar organizer; nucleolus organizer.

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sinusoid

  • noun tiny endothelium-lined passages for blood in the tissue of an organ
  • noun the curve of y=sin x
    sine curve.

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axillary_fossa

  • noun the hollow under the arm where it is joined to the shoulder
    axilla; axillary cavity; armpit.
    • they were up to their armpits in water

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fold

  • noun an angular or rounded shape made by folding
    plication; crease; bend; flexure; crimp.
    • a fold in the napkin
    • a crease in his trousers
    • a plication on her blouse
    • a flexure of the colon
    • a bend of his elbow
  • noun a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church
    congregation; faithful.

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zona_pellucida

  • noun thick membrane around the mammalian ovum; can be penetrated by one sperm in the fertilization process; usually remains around the fertilized egg until it is implanted in the wall of the uterus

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cavum

  • noun (anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body
    cavity; bodily cavity.

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elegans

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acid

  • noun any of various water-soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt
  • noun street name for lysergic acid diethylamide
    Elvis; Zen; dose; battery-acid; back breaker; window pane; pane; Lucy in the sky with diamonds; loony toons; dot; superman.

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spindle

  • noun (biology) tiny fibers that are seen in cell division; the fibers radiate from two poles and meet at the equator in the middle
    • chromosomes are distributed by spindles in mitosis and meiosis
  • noun a piece of wood that has been turned on a lathe; used as a baluster, chair leg, etc.

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quill

  • noun pen made from a bird's feather
    quill pen.
  • noun a stiff hollow protective spine on a porcupine or hedgehog

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lumbar_plexus

  • noun a lymphatic plexus located along the lower portion of the aorta and iliac vessels
    plexus lumbalis.
  • noun a plexus of nerves formed by the ventral branches of the first four lumbar nerves
    plexus lumbalis.

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rhombencephalon

  • noun the posterior portion of the brain including cerebellum and brainstem
    hindbrain.

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apparatus

  • noun equipment designed to serve a specific function
    setup.
  • noun (anatomy) a group of body parts that work together to perform a given function
    • the breathing apparatus

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cell

  • noun any small compartment
    • the cells of a honeycomb
  • noun (biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; they may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals

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axial

  • adjective of or relating to or resembling an axis of rotation
  • adjective relating to or attached to the axis
    axile.
    • axial angle

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h3k9me3

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tooth_root

  • noun the part of a tooth that is embedded in the jaw and serves as support
    root.

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subthalamus

  • noun the ventral part of the thalamus

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body

  • noun the entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being)
    organic structure; physical structure.
    • he felt as if his whole body were on fire
  • noun a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity
    • the whole body filed out of the auditorium
    • the student body
    • administrative body

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metatarsus

  • noun the skeleton of the human foot between the toes and the tarsus; the corresponding part of the foot in birds or of the hind foot in quadrupeds

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segmentation

  • noun (embryology) the repeated division of a fertilised ovum
    cleavage.
  • noun the act of dividing or partitioning; separation by the creation of a boundary that divides or keeps apart
    division; partitioning; sectionalization; partition; sectionalisation.

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chromatid

  • noun one of two identical strands into which a chromosome splits during mitosis

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limbus

  • noun a border or edge of any of various body parts distinguished by color or structure

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gorge

  • noun a deep ravine (usually with a river running through it)
  • noun a narrow pass (especially one between mountains)
    defile.

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standard

  • noun a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated
    measure; criterion; touchstone.
    • the schools comply with federal standards
    • they set the measure for all subsequent work
  • noun the ideal in terms of which something can be judged
    criterion.
    • they live by the standards of their community

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pelvic_cavity

  • noun the space bounded by the bones of the pelvis and containing the pelvic viscera

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box

  • noun a (usually rectangular) container; may have a lid
    • he rummaged through a box of spare parts
  • noun private area in a theater or grandstand where a small group can watch the performance
    loge.
    • the royal box was empty

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axillary_cavity

  • noun the hollow under the arm where it is joined to the shoulder
    axillary fossa; axilla; armpit.
    • they were up to their armpits in water

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daughter

  • noun a female human offspring
    girl.
    • her daughter cared for her in her old age

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zone

  • noun a locally circumscribed place characterized by some distinctive features
  • noun any of the regions of the surface of the Earth loosely divided according to latitude or longitude
    geographical zone.

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optic_chiasm

  • noun the crossing of the optic nerves from the two eyes at the base of the brain
    optic chiasma; chiasma opticum.

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armpit

  • noun the hollow under the arm where it is joined to the shoulder
    axillary fossa; axilla; axillary cavity.
    • they were up to their armpits in water

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dyad

  • noun two items of the same kind
    twosome; span; distich; couple; duo; twain; yoke; couplet; pair; duet; brace; duad.

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gene

  • noun (genetics) a segment of DNA that is involved in producing a polypeptide chain; it can include regions preceding and following the coding DNA as well as introns between the exons; it is considered a unit of heredity
    cistron; factor.
    • genes were formerly called factors

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interstice

  • noun a small structural space between tissues or parts of an organ
    • the interstices of a network
  • noun small opening between things

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lens_nucleus

  • noun the central structure of the lens that is surrounded by the cortex
    nucleus.

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convolution

  • noun the shape of something rotating rapidly
    swirl; whirl; vortex.
  • noun a convex fold or elevation in the surface of the brain
    gyrus.

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duct

  • noun a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance
    canal; epithelial duct; channel.
    • the tear duct was obstructed
    • the alimentary canal
    • poison is released through a channel in the snake's fangs
  • noun a continuous tube formed by a row of elongated cells lacking intervening end walls

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mere

  • noun a small pond of standing water
  • adjective satellite being nothing more than specified
    • a mere child

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vocal_fold

  • noun either of two pairs of folds of mucous membrane projecting into the larynx
    vocal cord; plica vocalis; vocal band.

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plexus_lumbalis

  • noun a lymphatic plexus located along the lower portion of the aorta and iliac vessels
    lumbar plexus.
  • noun a plexus of nerves formed by the ventral branches of the first four lumbar nerves
    lumbar plexus.

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branchial_arch

  • noun one of the bony or cartilaginous arches on each side of the pharynx that support the gills of fishes and aquatic amphibians
    gill bar; gill arch.

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nucleus_niger

  • noun a layer of deeply pigmented grey matter in the midbrain; associated with the striate body; is involved in metabolic disturbances associated with Parkinson's disease and with Huntington's disease
    substantia nigra; locus niger.

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renal_pelvis

  • noun a structure shaped like a funnel in the outlet of the kidney into which urine is discharged before passing into the ureter
    pelvis.

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unit

  • noun any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange
    unit of measurement.
    • the dollar is the United States unit of currency
    • a unit of wheat is a bushel
    • change per unit volume
  • noun an individual or group or structure or other entity regarded as a structural or functional constituent of a whole
    • the reduced the number of units and installations
    • the word is a basic linguistic unit

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ape

  • noun any of various primates with short tails or no tail at all
  • noun someone who copies the words or behavior of another
    aper; copycat; imitator; emulator.

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rete

  • noun a network of intersecting blood vessels or intersecting nerves or intersecting lymph vessels
    plexus.

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dna

  • noun (biochemistry) a long linear polymer found in the nucleus of a cell and formed from nucleotides and shaped like a double helix; associated with the transmission of genetic information
    deoxyribonucleic acid; desoxyribonucleic acid.
    • DNA is the king of molecules

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ventricle

  • noun one of four connected cavities in the brain; is continuous with the central canal of the spinal cord and contains cerebrospinal fluid
  • noun a chamber of the heart that receives blood from an atrium and pumps it to the arteries
    heart ventricle.

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orb

  • noun the ball-shaped capsule containing the vertebrate eye
    eyeball.
  • noun an object with a spherical shape
    globe; ball.
    • a ball of fire

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anatomical

  • noun an expression that relates to anatomy
    anatomical reference.
  • adjective of or relating to the structure of the body
    anatomic.
    • anatomical features

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plod

  • noun the act of walking with a slow heavy gait
    plodding.
    • I could recognize his plod anywhere
  • verb walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud
    footslog; tramp; trudge; slog; pad.
    • Mules plodded in a circle around a grindstone

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pellucida

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nerve_center

  • noun a center that provides information and control
    nerve centre.
    • the nerve center of the diamond industry is in Amsterdam
  • noun a cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process
    nerve centre; center; centre.
    • in most people the speech center is in the left hemisphere

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przewalski

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cartilaginous_structure

  • noun body structure given shape by cartilage

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type

  • noun a subdivision of a particular kind of thing
    • what type of sculpture do you prefer?
  • noun a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)
    case; eccentric; character.
    • a real character
    • a strange character
    • a friendly eccentric
    • the capable type
    • a mental case

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beta-adrenergic_receptor

  • noun receptors postulated to exist on nerve cell membranes of the sympathetic nervous system in order to explain the specificity of certain agents that affect only some sympathetic activities (such as vasodilation and increased heart beat)
    beta receptor; beta-adrenoceptor.

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labyrinth

  • noun complex system of paths or tunnels in which it is easy to get lost
    maze.
  • noun a complex system of interconnecting cavities; concerned with hearing and equilibrium
    inner ear; internal ear.

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autonomic_nervous_system

  • noun the part of the nervous system of vertebrates that controls involuntary actions of the smooth muscles and heart and glands
    ANS.

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sister

  • noun a female person who has the same parents as another person
    sis.
    • my sister married a musician
  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) a title given to a nun (and used as a form of address)
    • the Sisters taught her to love God

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cerebral_mantle

  • noun the layer of unmyelinated neurons (the grey matter) forming the cortex of the cerebrum
    pallium; cerebral cortex; cortex.

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celom

  • noun a cavity in the mesoderm of an embryo that gives rise in humans to the pleural cavity and pericardial cavity and peritoneal cavity
    celoma; coelom.

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deoxyribonucleic

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complex_body_part

  • noun a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing
    body structure; anatomical structure; bodily structure; structure.
    • he has good bone structure

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penis

  • noun the male organ of copulation (`member' is a euphemism)
    member; phallus.

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actual

  • adjective presently existing in fact and not merely potential or possible
    existent.
    • the predicted temperature and the actual temperature were markedly different
    • actual and imagined conditions
  • adjective satellite taking place in reality; not pretended or imitated
    • we saw the actual wedding on television
    • filmed the actual beating

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socket

  • noun a bony hollow into which a structure fits
  • noun receptacle where something (a pipe or probe or end of a bone) is inserted

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cerebellum

  • noun a major division of the vertebrate brain; situated above the medulla oblongata and beneath the cerebrum in humans

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branchial_cleft

  • noun one of a series of slit openings in the pharynxes of fishes and aquatic amphibians through which water passes
    gill slit; gill cleft.

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cranial_cavity

  • noun the cavity enclosed by the cranium
    intracranial cavity.

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substantia_nigra

  • noun a layer of deeply pigmented grey matter in the midbrain; associated with the striate body; is involved in metabolic disturbances associated with Parkinson's disease and with Huntington's disease
    nucleus niger; locus niger.

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paleocerebellum

  • noun the anterior lobe of the cerebellum which was one of the earliest parts of the hindbrain to develop in mammals

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tunnel

  • noun a passageway through or under something, usually underground (especially one for trains or cars)
    • the tunnel reduced congestion at that intersection
  • noun a hole made by an animal, usually for shelter
    burrow.

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gill_slit

  • noun one of a series of slit openings in the pharynxes of fishes and aquatic amphibians through which water passes
    gill cleft; branchial cleft.

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abortion

  • noun termination of pregnancy
  • noun failure of a plan
    miscarriage.

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telocentric_chromosome

  • noun a chromosome like a straight rod with the centromere in terminal position

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pericardial

  • adjective located around the heart or relating to or affecting the pericardium
    pericardiac.
    • pericardial space

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medulla

  • noun a white fatty substance that forms a medullary sheath around the axis cylinder of some nerve fibers
    myeline; myelin.
  • noun lower or hindmost part of the brain; continuous with spinal cord; (`bulb' is an old term for medulla oblongata)
    bulb; medulla oblongata.
    • the medulla oblongata is the most vital part of the brain because it contains centers controlling breathing and heart functioning

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root

  • noun (botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes; absorbs water and mineral salts; usually it anchors the plant to the ground
  • noun the place where something begins, where it springs into being
    origin; beginning; rootage; source.
    • the Italian beginning of the Renaissance
    • Jupiter was the origin of the radiation
    • Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River
    • communism's Russian root

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heart

  • noun the locus of feelings and intuitions
    bosom.
    • in your heart you know it is true
    • her story would melt your bosom
  • noun the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body
    pump; ticker.
    • he stood still, his heart thumping wildly

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mammillary_body

  • noun one of two small round structures on the undersurface of the brain that form the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix
    mamillary body; corpus mamillare.

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pelvic

  • adjective of or relating to the pelvis
    • pelvic exam
    • pelvic inflammation

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pons

  • noun a band of nerve fibers linking the medulla oblongata and the cerebellum with the midbrain
    pons Varolii.
  • noun United States coloratura soprano (born in France) (1904-1976)
    Lily Pons; Alice-Josephine Pons.

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radiotherapy

  • noun (medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to a radioactive substance
    irradiation; radiation therapy; radiation; actinotherapy.

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slit

  • noun a long narrow opening
  • noun obscene terms for female genitals
    puss; pussy; snatch; twat; cunt.

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chest_cavity

  • noun the cavity in the vertebrate body enclosed by the ribs between the diaphragm and the neck and containing the lungs and heart
    thoracic cavity.

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pelvis

  • noun the structure of the vertebrate skeleton supporting the lower limbs in humans and the hind limbs or corresponding parts in other vertebrates
    hip; pelvic girdle; pelvic arch.
  • noun a structure shaped like a funnel in the outlet of the kidney into which urine is discharged before passing into the ureter
    renal pelvis.

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organizer

  • noun a person who brings order and organization to an enterprise
    arranger; organiser.
    • she was the organizer of the meeting
  • noun someone who enlists workers to join a union
    labor organizer; organiser.

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kinetochore

  • noun a specialized condensed region of each chromosome that appears during mitosis where the chromatids are held together to form an X shape
    centromere.
    • the centromere is difficult to sequence

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inheritance

  • noun hereditary succession to a title or an office or property
    heritage.
  • noun that which is inherited; a title or property or estate that passes by law to the heir on the death of the owner
    heritage.

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diencephalon

  • noun the posterior division of the forebrain; connects the cerebral hemispheres with the mesencephalon
    interbrain; thalmencephalon; betweenbrain.

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rib

  • noun support resembling the rib of an animal
  • noun any of the 12 pairs of curved arches of bone extending from the spine to or toward the sternum in humans (and similar bones in most vertebrates)
    costa.

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yeast

  • noun a commercial leavening agent containing yeast cells; used to raise the dough in making bread and for fermenting beer or whiskey
    barm.
  • noun any of various single-celled fungi that reproduce asexually by budding or division

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hypothalamus

  • noun a basal part of the diencephalon governing autonomic nervous system

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attachment

  • noun a feeling of affection for a person or an institution
    fond regard.
  • noun a supplementary part or accessory

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animal

  • noun a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
    animate being; brute; beast; fauna; creature.
  • adjective satellite marked by the appetites and passions of the body
    fleshly; carnal; sensual.
    • animal instincts
    • carnal knowledge
    • fleshly desire
    • a sensual delight in eating
    • music is the only sensual pleasure without vice

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filament

  • noun a very slender natural or synthetic fiber
    fibril; strand.
  • noun the stalk of a stamen

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tympanic

  • adjective resembling a drum
  • adjective associated with the eardrum

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plant

  • noun buildings for carrying on industrial labor
    works; industrial plant.
    • they built a large plant to manufacture automobiles
  • noun (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
    flora; plant life.

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y

  • noun a silvery metallic element that is common in rare-earth minerals; used in magnesium and aluminum alloys
    atomic number 39; yttrium.
  • noun the 25th letter of the Roman alphabet
    wye.

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axilla

  • noun the hollow under the arm where it is joined to the shoulder
    axillary fossa; axillary cavity; armpit.
    • they were up to their armpits in water

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vocalis

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variant

  • noun an event that departs from expectations
    variance; discrepancy.
  • noun (biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups
    strain; var.; form.
    • a new strain of microorganisms

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germinal

  • adjective satellite containing seeds of later development
    seminal; originative.
    • seminal ideas of one discipline can influence the growth of another
  • noun seventh month of the Revolutionary calendar (March and April); the month of buds

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reflex_arc

  • noun the neural path of a reflex

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piriform_lobe

  • noun pear-shaped neural structure on either side of the brain in the rhinencephalon
    pyriform area; pyriform lobe; piriform area.

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appendicular

  • adjective relating to or consisting of an appendage or appendages; especially the limbs
    • the appendicular skeleton

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passageway

  • noun a passage between rooms or between buildings
  • noun a path or channel or duct through or along which something may pass
    passage.
    • the nasal passages

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midbrain

  • noun the middle portion of the brain
    mesencephalon.

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bursa_omentalis

  • noun an isolated part of the peritoneal cavity that is dorsal to the stomach
    omental bursa; lesser peritoneal cavity.

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short

  • noun the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed
  • noun accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference
    short circuit.

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overexpression

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skeletal

  • adjective of or relating to or forming or attached to a skeleton
    • the skeletal system
    • skeletal bones
    • skeletal muscles
  • adjective satellite very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
    pinched; bony; emaciated; cadaverous; gaunt; wasted; haggard.
    • emaciated bony hands
    • a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys
    • eyes were haggard and cavernous
    • small pinched faces
    • kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration

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bind

  • noun something that hinders as if with bonds
  • verb stick to firmly
    stick to; hold fast; adhere; stick; bond.
    • Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?

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segmentation_cavity

  • noun the fluid-filled cavity inside a blastula
    blastocoel; blastocele; blastocoele; cleavage cavity.

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corona

  • noun the outermost region of the sun's atmosphere; visible as a white halo during a solar eclipse
    aureole.
  • noun (botany) the trumpet-shaped or cup-shaped outgrowth of the corolla of a daffodil or narcissus flower

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element

  • noun an abstract part of something
    ingredient; constituent; factor; component.
    • jealousy was a component of his character
    • two constituents of a musical composition are melody and harmony
    • the grammatical elements of a sentence
    • a key factor in her success
    • humor: an effective ingredient of a speech
  • noun an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up; especially a part that can be separated from or attached to a system
    constituent; component.
    • spare components for cars
    • a component or constituent element of a system

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thoracic_cavity

  • noun the cavity in the vertebrate body enclosed by the ribs between the diaphragm and the neck and containing the lungs and heart
    chest cavity.

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misregulation

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blastocoele

  • noun the fluid-filled cavity inside a blastula
    blastocoel; segmentation cavity; blastocele; cleavage cavity.

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horny_structure

  • noun any rigid body structure composed primarily of keratin
    unguis.

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deoxyribonucleic_acid

  • noun (biochemistry) a long linear polymer found in the nucleus of a cell and formed from nucleotides and shaped like a double helix; associated with the transmission of genetic information
    DNA; desoxyribonucleic acid.
    • DNA is the king of molecules

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neocentromere

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lens_capsule

  • noun a tenuous mesoblastic membrane surrounding the lens of the eye

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brain

  • noun that part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers; enclosed within the skull; continuous with the spinal cord
    encephalon.
  • noun mental ability
    mental capacity; learning ability; mentality; brainpower; wit.
    • he's got plenty of brains but no common sense

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pilus

  • noun any of the cylindrical filaments characteristically growing from the epidermis of a mammal
    hair.
    • there is a hair in my soup
  • noun hairlike structure especially on the surface of a cell or microorganism

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decussation

  • noun an intersection or crossing of two tracts in the form of the letter X
    chiasm; chiasma.

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pallium

  • noun the layer of unmyelinated neurons (the grey matter) forming the cortex of the cerebrum
    cerebral cortex; cerebral mantle; cortex.
  • noun (zoology) a protective layer of epidermis in mollusks or brachiopods that secretes a substance forming the shell
    mantle.

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horny

  • adjective satellite feeling great sexual desire
    turned on; randy; ruttish; steamy; aroused.
    • feeling horny
  • adjective satellite having horns or hornlike projections
    • horny coral
    • horny (or horned) frog

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rachis

  • noun axis of a compound leaf or compound inflorescence
  • noun the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord
    spinal column; spine; vertebral column; backbone; back.
    • the fall broke his back

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heart_valve

  • noun a valve to control one-way flow of blood
    cardiac valve.
  • noun an implant that replaces a natural cardiac valve

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temporal

  • noun the semantic role of the noun phrase that designates the time of the state or action denoted by the verb
    temporal role.
  • adjective satellite not eternal
    • temporal matters of but fleeting moment"- F.D.Roosevelt

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α

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tramp

  • noun a disreputable vagrant
    hobo; bum.
    • a homeless tramp
    • he tried to help the really down-and-out bums
  • noun a person who engages freely in promiscuous sex
    swinger.

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oropharynx

  • noun cavity formed by the pharynx at the back of the mouth

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conspecific

  • noun an organism belonging to the same species as another organism
  • adjective belonging to the same species
    • cultivated cabbage and wild cabbage are conspecific

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tympanic_cavity

  • noun the main cavity of the ear; between the eardrum and the inner ear
    middle ear; tympanum.

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chromatin

  • noun the readily stainable substance of a cell nucleus consisting of DNA and RNA and various proteins; during mitotic division it condenses into chromosomes
    chromatin granule.

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greater

  • adjective greater in size or importance or degree
    • for the greater good of the community
    • the greater Antilles
  • adjective satellite relatively large in size or number or extent; larger than others of its kind
    great.
    • a great juicy steak
    • a great multitude
    • the great auk
    • a great old oak
    • a great ocean liner
    • a great delay

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betweenbrain

  • noun the posterior division of the forebrain; connects the cerebral hemispheres with the mesencephalon
    diencephalon; interbrain; thalmencephalon.

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frontal

  • noun an adornment worn on the forehead
    frontlet.
  • noun a drapery that covers the front of an altar

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material

  • noun the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object
    stuff.
    • coal is a hard black material
    • wheat is the stuff they use to make bread
  • noun information (data or ideas or observations) that can be used or reworked into a finished form
    • the archives provided rich material for a definitive biography

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band

  • noun an unofficial association of people or groups
    circle; set; lot.
    • the smart set goes there
    • they were an angry lot
  • noun instrumentalists not including string players

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therapy

  • noun (medicine) the act of caring for someone (as by medication or remedial training etc.)
    • the quarterback is undergoing treatment for a knee injury
    • he tried every treatment the doctors suggested
    • heat therapy gave the best relief

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apodeme

  • noun ridge-like ingrowth of the exoskeleton of an arthropod that supports internal organs and provides attachment points for muscles

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prosencephalon

  • noun the anterior portion of the brain; the part of the brain that develops from the anterior part of the neural tube
    forebrain.

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cage

  • noun an enclosure made or wire or metal bars in which birds or animals can be kept
    coop.
  • noun something that restricts freedom as a cage restricts movement

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cartilaginous

  • adjective of or relating to cartilage
  • adjective satellite difficult to chew
    gristly; rubbery.

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bony

  • adjective satellite very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
    pinched; emaciated; cadaverous; gaunt; skeletal; wasted; haggard.
    • emaciated bony hands
    • a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys
    • eyes were haggard and cavernous
    • small pinched faces
    • kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration
  • adjective composed of or containing bone
    osseous; osteal.
    • osseous tissue

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porta

  • noun an aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavity
    orifice; opening.
    • the orifice into the aorta from the lower left chamber of the heart

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blastocele

  • noun the fluid-filled cavity inside a blastula
    blastocoel; segmentation cavity; blastocoele; cleavage cavity.

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telencephalon

  • noun the anterior division of the forebrain; the cerebrum and related parts of the hypothalamus

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locus_niger

  • noun a layer of deeply pigmented grey matter in the midbrain; associated with the striate body; is involved in metabolic disturbances associated with Parkinson's disease and with Huntington's disease
    substantia nigra; nucleus niger.

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forebrain

  • noun the anterior portion of the brain; the part of the brain that develops from the anterior part of the neural tube
    prosencephalon.

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instability

  • noun an unstable order
  • noun unreliability attributable to being unstable

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uvea

  • noun the part of the eye that contains the iris and ciliary body and choroid

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harm

  • noun any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.
    injury; trauma; hurt.
  • noun the occurrence of a change for the worse
    impairment; damage.

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nematode

  • noun unsegmented worms with elongated rounded body pointed at both ends; mostly free-living but some are parasitic
    roundworm; nematode worm.

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nerve_centre

  • noun a center that provides information and control
    nerve center.
    • the nerve center of the diamond industry is in Amsterdam
  • noun a cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process
    nerve center; center; centre.
    • in most people the speech center is in the left hemisphere

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fistula

  • noun a chronic inflammation of the withers of a horse
    fistulous withers.
  • noun an abnormal passage leading from a suppurating cavity to the body surface
    sinus.

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malpighian_corpuscle

  • noun the capsule that contains Bowman's capsule and a glomerulus at the expanded end of a nephron
    malpighian body; renal corpuscle.

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organiser

  • noun someone who enlists workers to join a union
    organizer; labor organizer.
  • noun a person who brings order and organization to an enterprise
    organizer; arranger.
    • she was the organizer of the meeting

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paleoencephalon

  • noun the more primitive parts of the brain phylogenetically; most structures other than the cerebral cortex
    palaeencephalon; paleencephalon.

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hindbrain

  • noun the posterior portion of the brain including cerebellum and brainstem
    rhombencephalon.

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karyotype

  • noun the appearance of the chromosomal makeup of a somatic cell in an individual or species (including the number and arrangement and size and structure of the chromosomes)

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tubular

  • adjective satellite constituting a tube; having hollow tubes (as for the passage of fluids)
    tube-shaped; tubelike; vasiform; cannular.

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event

  • noun something that happens at a given place and time
  • noun a special set of circumstances
    case.
    • in that event, the first possibility is excluded
    • it may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled

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optic

  • noun the organ of sight
    eye; oculus.
  • adjective of or relating to or resembling the eye
    ocular; optical; opthalmic.
    • ocular muscles
    • an ocular organ
    • ocular diseases
    • the optic (or optical) axis of the eye
    • an ocular spot is a pigmented organ or part believed to be sensitive to light

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space

  • noun the unlimited expanse in which everything is located
    infinite.
    • they tested his ability to locate objects in space
    • the boundless regions of the infinite
  • noun an empty area (usually bounded in some way between things)
    • the architect left space in front of the building
    • they stopped at an open space in the jungle
    • the space between his teeth

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cerebral

  • adjective involving intelligence rather than emotions or instinct
    intellectual.
    • a cerebral approach to the problem
    • cerebral drama
  • adjective of or relating to the cerebrum or brain
    • cerebral hemisphere
    • cerebral activity

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carpal_tunnel

  • noun a passageway in the wrist through which nerves and the flexor muscles of the hands pass

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etymology

  • noun a history of a word
  • noun the study of the sources and development of words

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subcentromeric

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correct

  • verb make right or correct
    right; rectify.
    • Correct the mistakes
    • rectify the calculation
  • verb make reparations or amends for
    compensate; right; redress.
    • right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust

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nucleolus_organizer

  • noun the particular part of a chromosome that is associated with a nucleolus after nuclear division
    nucleolus organiser; nucleolar organiser; nucleolar organizer.

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heterochromatic

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fiber

  • noun a slender and greatly elongated substance capable of being spun into yarn
    fibre.
  • noun coarse, indigestible plant food low in nutrients; its bulk stimulates intestinal peristalsis
    roughage.

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tube-shaped_structure

  • noun (anatomy) any hollow cylindrical body structure
    tube.

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horse

  • noun solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times
    Equus caballus.
  • noun a padded gymnastic apparatus on legs
    gymnastic horse.

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heterochromatin

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vermis_cerebelli

  • noun the narrow central part of the cerebellum between the two hemispheres
    vermis.

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holocentric

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formation

  • noun an arrangement of people or things acting as a unit
    • a defensive formation
    • a formation of planes
  • noun the act of fabricating something in a particular shape
    shaping.

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pulp_cavity

  • noun the central cavity of a tooth containing the pulp (including the root canal)

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malpighian

(Anat.) Of, pertaining to, or discovered by, Marcello Malpighi, an Italian anatomist of the 17th century.

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piriform_area

  • noun pear-shaped neural structure on either side of the brain in the rhinencephalon
    pyriform area; pyriform lobe; piriform lobe.

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acrocentric

  • adjective having a subterminal centromere
    • an acrocentric chromosome

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fauces

  • noun the passage between the back of the mouth and the pharynx

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loculus

  • noun a small cavity or space within an organ or in a plant or animal
    locule.

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brainstem

  • noun the part of the brain continuous with the spinal cord and comprising the medulla oblongata and pons and midbrain and parts of the hypothalamus
    brain-stem; brain stem.

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length

  • noun the linear extent in space from one end to the other; the longest dimension of something that is fixed in place
    • the length of the table was 5 feet
  • noun continuance in time
    duration.
    • the ceremony was of short duration
    • he complained about the length of time required

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keel

  • noun a projection or ridge that suggests a keel
  • noun the median ridge on the breastbone of birds that fly

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cingulum

  • noun (anatomy) an encircling structure (as the ridge around the base of a tooth)

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tentorium

  • noun (anatomy) a fold of dura mater that covers the cerebellum and supports the occipital lobes of the cerebrum

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clitoridis

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celoma

  • noun a cavity in the mesoderm of an embryo that gives rise in humans to the pleural cavity and pericardial cavity and peritoneal cavity
    celom; coelom.

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blind

  • noun people who have severe visual impairments, considered as a group
    • he spent hours reading to the blind
  • noun a hiding place sometimes used by hunters (especially duck hunters)
    • he waited impatiently in the blind

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uterine_cavity

  • noun the space inside the uterus between the cervical canal and the Fallopian tubes

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gill_bar

  • noun one of the bony or cartilaginous arches on each side of the pharynx that support the gills of fishes and aquatic amphibians
    branchial arch; gill arch.

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primary

  • noun a preliminary election where delegates or nominees are chosen
    primary election.
  • noun one of the main flight feathers projecting along the outer edge of a bird's wing
    primary feather; primary quill.

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system

  • noun instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity
    • he bought a new stereo system
    • the system consists of a motor and a small computer
  • noun a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole
    scheme.
    • a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going

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spinal_cord

  • noun a major part of the central nervous system which conducts sensory and motor nerve impulses to and from the brain; a long tubelike structure extending from the base of the brain through the vertebral canal to the upper lumbar region
    medulla spinalis.

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mesencephalon

  • noun the middle portion of the brain
    midbrain.

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niger

  • noun an African river; flows into the South Atlantic
    Niger River.
  • noun a landlocked republic in West Africa; gained independence from France in 1960; most of the country is dominated by the Sahara Desert
    Republic of Niger.

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hoof

  • noun the foot of an ungulate mammal
  • noun the horny covering of the end of the foot in ungulate mammals

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dysfunction

  • noun (medicine) any disturbance in the functioning of an organ or body part or a disturbance in the functioning of a social group
    disfunction.
    • erectile dysfunction
    • sexual relationship dysfunction

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pyriform_lobe

  • noun pear-shaped neural structure on either side of the brain in the rhinencephalon
    pyriform area; piriform lobe; piriform area.

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epiglottis

  • noun a flap of cartilage that covers the windpipe while swallowing

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arch

  • noun a curved shape in the vertical plane that spans an opening
  • noun a curved bony structure supporting or enclosing organs (especially the inner sides of the feet)

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y_chromosome

  • noun the sex chromosome that is carried by men
    • human males normally have one X chromosome and one Y chromosome

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dicentric

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voice_box

  • noun a cartilaginous structure at the top of the trachea; contains elastic vocal cords that are the source of the vocal tone in speech
    larynx.

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visceral_brain

  • noun a system of functionally related neural structures in the brain that are involved in emotional behavior
    limbic brain; limbic system.

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lumen

  • noun a unit of luminous flux equal to the amount of light given out through a solid angle of 1 steradian by a point source of 1 candela intensity radiating uniformly in all directions
    lm.
  • noun a cavity or passage in a tubular organ
    • the lumen of the intestine

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chemotherapy

  • noun the use of chemical agents to treat or control disease (or mental illness)

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corpus

  • noun capital as contrasted with the income derived from it
    principal sum; principal.
  • noun a collection of writings
    • he edited the Hemingway corpus

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repetitive

  • adjective satellite repetitive and persistent
    insistent.
    • the bluejay's insistent cry
  • adjective characterized by repetition
    repetitious.
    • repetitive movement

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bony_labyrinth

  • noun cavity in the petrous part of the temporal bone that contains the membranous labyrinth
    osseous labyrinth.

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centromeric

  • adjective pertaining to the dense specialized portion of a chromosome to which the spindle attaches during mitosis

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nasal_concha

  • noun one of several turbinate bones in the nasal cavity

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greater_peritoneal_sac

  • noun the interior of the peritoneum; a potential space between layers of the peritoneum
    peritoneal cavity.

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thoracic

  • adjective of or relating to the chest or thorax
    pectoral.
    • pectoral organ

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adrenergic

  • noun drug that has the effects of epinephrine
    adrenergic drug.
  • adjective relating to epinephrine (its release or action)
    sympathomimetic.

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germ

  • noun anything that provides inspiration for later work
    source; seed.
  • noun a small apparently simple structure (as a fertilized egg) from which new tissue can develop into a complete organism

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part

  • noun something determined in relation to something that includes it
    component part; portion; component; constituent.
    • he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself
    • I read a portion of the manuscript
    • the smaller component is hard to reach
    • the animal constituent of plankton
  • noun something less than the whole of a human artifact
    portion.
    • the rear part of the house
    • glue the two parts together

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vas

  • noun a tube in which a body fluid circulates
    vessel.
  • noun a state in the eastern United States; one of the original 13 colonies; one of the Confederate States in the American Civil War
    Old Dominion State; Old Dominion; Virginia; VA.

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blastodisc

  • noun a layer of cells on the inside of the blastula
    germinal disc; blastoderm; germinal area.

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plica_vocalis

  • noun either of two pairs of folds of mucous membrane projecting into the larynx
    vocal fold; vocal cord; vocal band.

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nail

  • noun horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits
  • noun a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener

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target

  • noun a reference point to shoot at
    mark.
    • his arrow hit the mark
  • noun a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence
    fair game; prey; quarry.
    • he fell prey to muggers
    • everyone was fair game
    • the target of a manhunt

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metaphase

  • noun the second stage of meiosis
  • noun the second stage of mitosis

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anticentromere

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girdle

  • noun an encircling or ringlike structure
  • noun a band of material around the waist that strengthens a skirt or trousers
    cincture; waistband; sash; waistcloth.

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neural

  • adjective of or relating to the nervous system
    nervous.
    • nervous disease
    • neural disorder
  • adjective of or relating to neurons
    neuronic; neuronal.
    • neural network

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bed

  • noun a piece of furniture that provides a place to sleep
    • he sat on the edge of the bed
    • the room had only a bed and chair
  • noun a plot of ground in which plants are growing
    • the gardener planted a bed of roses

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orbital_cavity

  • noun the bony cavity in the skull containing the eyeball
    cranial orbit; orbit; eye socket.

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individual

  • noun a human being
    someone; somebody; soul; person; mortal.
    • there was too much for one person to do
  • noun a single organism

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cuff

  • noun the lap consisting of a turned-back hem encircling the end of the sleeve or leg
    turnup.
  • noun shackle that consists of a metal loop that can be locked around the wrist; usually used in pairs
    handlock; handcuff; manacle.

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gill_arch

  • noun one of the bony or cartilaginous arches on each side of the pharynx that support the gills of fishes and aquatic amphibians
    gill bar; branchial arch.

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bridge

  • noun a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.
    span.
  • noun a circuit consisting of two branches (4 arms arranged in a diamond configuration) across which a meter is connected
    bridge circuit.

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vocal

  • noun music intended to be performed by one or more singers, usually with instrumental accompaniment
    vocal music.
  • noun a short musical composition with words
    song.
    • a successful musical must have at least three good songs

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sac

  • noun an enclosed space
    pocket; pouch; sack.
    • the trapped miners found a pocket of air
  • noun a case or sheath especially a pollen sac or moss capsule
    theca.

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ruga

  • noun (anatomy) a fold or wrinkle or crease
    • rugae of the stomach

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funiculus

  • noun the stalk of a plant ovule or seed
    funicle.
  • noun any of several body structure resembling a cord

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cornu

  • noun (anatomy) any structure that resembles a horn in shape

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constricted

  • adjective satellite especially tense; especially in some dialects
  • verb squeeze or press together
    compact; compress; contract; press; constrict; squeeze.
    • she compressed her lips
    • the spasm contracted the muscle

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pleural

  • adjective of or relating to the pleura or the walls of the thorax
    • pleural muscles

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chest

  • noun the part of the human torso between the neck and the diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebrates
    pectus; thorax.
  • noun box with a lid; used for storage; usually large and sturdy

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shoot

  • noun a new branch
  • noun the act of shooting at targets
    • they hold a shoot every weekend during the summer

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coelom

  • noun a cavity in the mesoderm of an embryo that gives rise in humans to the pleural cavity and pericardial cavity and peritoneal cavity
    celoma; celom.

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cleft

  • noun a split or indentation in something (as the palate or chin)
  • noun a long narrow opening
    crevice; scissure; fissure; crack.

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channel

  • noun a path over which electrical signals can pass
    transmission channel.
    • a channel is typically what you rent from a telephone company
  • noun a passage for water (or other fluids) to flow through
    • the fields were crossed with irrigation channels
    • gutters carried off the rainwater into a series of channels under the street

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lumbalis

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gill

  • noun a British imperial capacity unit (liquid or dry) equal to 5 fluid ounces or 142.066 cubic centimeters
  • noun a United States liquid unit equal to 4 fluid ounces

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omentalis

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chromosome

  • noun a threadlike strand of DNA in the cell nucleus that carries the genes in a linear order
    • humans have 22 chromosome pairs plus two sex chromosomes

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centre

  • noun an area that is approximately central within some larger region
    heart; middle; eye; center.
    • it is in the center of town
    • they ran forward into the heart of the struggle
    • they were in the eye of the storm
  • noun a low-lying region in central France

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schizosaccharomyces

  • noun type and only genus of Schizosaccharomycetaceae; comprises the fission yeasts
    genus Schizosaccharomyces.

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molecule

  • noun (physics and chemistry) the simplest structural unit of an element or compound
  • noun (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything
    speck; particle; atom; corpuscle; mote.

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telomere

  • noun either (free) end of a eukaryotic chromosome
    • telomeres act as caps to keep the sticky ends of chromosomes from randomly clumping together

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most

  • adjective (superlative of `many' used with count nouns and often preceded by `the') quantifier meaning the greatest in number
    • who has the most apples?
    • most people like eggs
    • most fishes have fins
  • adjective the superlative of `much' that can be used with mass nouns and is usually preceded by `the'; a quantifier meaning the greatest in amount or extent or degree
    • made the most money he could
    • what attracts the most attention?
    • made the most of a bad deal

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beta

  • noun the 2nd letter of the Greek alphabet
  • noun beets
    genus Beta.

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significant

  • adjective important in effect or meaning
    important.
    • a significant change in tax laws
    • a significant change in the Constitution
    • a significant contribution
    • significant details
    • statistically significant
  • adjective satellite fairly large
    substantial.
    • won by a substantial margin

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bodily_cavity

  • noun (anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body
    cavity; cavum.

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alpha

  • noun the 1st letter of the Greek alphabet
  • noun the beginning of a series or sequence
    • the Alpha and Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end"--Revelations

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hemiptera

(Zoöl.) An order of hexapod insects having a jointed proboscis, including four sharp stylets (mandibles and maxillæ), for piercing. In many of the species (Heteroptera) the front wings are partially coriaceous, and different from the others. ✍ They are divided into the Heteroptera, including the squash bug, soldier bug, bedbug, etc.; the Homoptera, including the cicadas, cuckoo spits, plant lice, scale insects, etc.; the Thysanoptera, including the thrips, and, according to most recent writers, the Pediculina or true lice.

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nucleolus

  • noun a small round body of protein in a cell nucleus; such organelles contain RNA and are involved in protein synthesis
    nucleole.

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gullet

  • noun the passage between the pharynx and the stomach
    gorge; esophagus; oesophagus.

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axial_skeleton

  • noun the part of the skeleton that includes the skull and spinal column and sternum and ribs

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syrinx

  • noun a primitive wind instrument consisting of several parallel pipes bound together
    pandean pipe; panpipe.
  • noun the vocal organ of a bird

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disease

  • noun an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning

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tooth

  • noun hard bonelike structures in the jaws of vertebrates; used for biting and chewing or for attack and defense
  • noun something resembling the tooth of an animal

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cortex

  • noun the layer of unmyelinated neurons (the grey matter) forming the cortex of the cerebrum
    pallium; cerebral cortex; cerebral mantle.
  • noun the tissue forming the outer layer of an organ or structure in plant or animal

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cerebelli

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fossa

  • noun a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)
    pit.
  • noun monotypic genus of Madagascar civets closely related to palm civets
    genus Fossa.

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infundibulum

  • noun any of various funnel-shaped parts of the body (but especially the hypophyseal stalk)

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middle_ear

  • noun the main cavity of the ear; between the eardrum and the inner ear
    tympanum; tympanic cavity.

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cloaca

  • noun (zoology) the cavity (in birds, reptiles, amphibians, most fish, and monotremes but not mammals) at the end of the digestive tract into which the intestinal, genital, and urinary tracts open
  • noun a waste pipe that carries away sewage or surface water
    sewer; sewerage.

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root_canal

  • noun the passage in the root of a tooth through which its nerve and blood vessels enter the pulp cavity

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anatomical_structure

  • noun a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing
    complex body part; body structure; bodily structure; structure.
    • he has good bone structure

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unguis

  • noun any rigid body structure composed primarily of keratin
    horny structure.

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aortic_plexus

  • noun a plexus of lymph nodes in the lower portion of the abdominal aorta

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malignant

  • adjective dangerous to health; characterized by progressive and uncontrolled growth (especially of a tumor)

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piriform

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abdomen

  • noun the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis
    venter; stomach; belly.
  • noun the cavity containing the major viscera; in mammals it is separated from the thorax by the diaphragm
    abdominal cavity.

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locule

  • noun a small cavity or space within an organ or in a plant or animal
    loculus.

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prophase

  • noun the first stage of meiosis
  • noun the first stage of mitosis

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umbilical_cord

  • noun membranous duct connecting the fetus with the placenta
    umbilical.

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testis

  • noun one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens
    ball; orchis; nut; ballock; bollock; egg; testicle.
    • she kicked him in the balls and got away

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vocal_cord

  • noun either of two pairs of folds of mucous membrane projecting into the larynx
    vocal fold; plica vocalis; vocal band.

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nervous

  • adjective satellite easily agitated
    • a nervous addict
    • a nervous thoroughbred
  • adjective satellite causing or fraught with or showing anxiety
    anxious; queasy; unquiet; uneasy.
    • spent an anxious night waiting for the test results
    • cast anxious glances behind her
    • those nervous moments before takeoff
    • an unquiet mind

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fundus

  • noun (anatomy) the base of a hollow organ or that part of the organ farthest from its opening
    • the uterine fundus
    • the fundus of the stomach

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spinal_column

  • noun the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord
    rachis; spine; vertebral column; backbone; back.
    • the fall broke his back

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spermatic_cord

  • noun a structure resembling a cord that suspends the testis within the scrotum and contains the vas deferens and other vessels and nerves

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choroideus

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lepidopteran

  • noun insect that in the adult state has four wings more or less covered with tiny scales
    lepidopteron; lepidopterous insect.

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bodily_structure

  • noun a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing
    complex body part; body structure; anatomical structure; structure.
    • he has good bone structure

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sprout

  • noun any new growth of a plant such as a new branch or a bud
  • noun a newly grown bud (especially from a germinating seed)

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rotator_cuff

  • noun a supporting structure of the shoulder consisting of the muscles and tendons that attach the arm to the shoulder joint and enable the arm to move

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areola

  • noun small space in a tissue or body part such as the area between veins on a leaf or an insect's wing
  • noun small circular area such as that around the human nipple or an inflamed area around a pimple or insect bite
    ring of color.

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plate

  • noun (baseball) base consisting of a rubber slab where the batter stands; it must be touched by a base runner in order to score
    home; home base; home plate.
    • he ruled that the runner failed to touch home
  • noun a sheet of metal or wood or glass or plastic

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pericardial_space

  • noun the space between the layers of the pericardium that contains fluid that lubricates the membrane surfaces and allows easy heart movement
    pericardial cavity.

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histone

  • noun a simple protein containing mainly basic amino acids; present in cell nuclei in association with nucleic acids

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lobe

  • noun (anatomy) a somewhat rounded subdivision of a bodily organ or part
    • ear lobe
  • noun (botany) a part into which a leaf is divided

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spud

  • noun an edible tuber native to South America; a staple food of Ireland
    potato; murphy; Irish potato; tater; white potato.
  • noun a sharp hand shovel for digging out roots and weeds
    stump spud.

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vascular

  • adjective of or relating to or having vessels that conduct and circulate fluids
    • vascular constriction
    • a vascular bundle

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skeletal_structure

  • noun any structure created by the skeleton of an organism

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umbilical

  • noun membranous duct connecting the fetus with the placenta
    umbilical cord.
  • adjective relating to or resembling the umbilicus
    • umbilical cord

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preferred

  • adjective satellite more desirable than another
    preferable.
    • coffee is preferable to tea
    • Danny's preferred name is `Dan'
  • verb like better; value more highly
    prefer.
    • Some people prefer camping to staying in hotels
    • We prefer sleeping outside

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peritoneal

  • adjective of or relating to or affecting the peritoneum
    • peritoneal cancer

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capsule

  • noun a small container
  • noun a pill in the form of a small rounded gelatinous container with medicine inside

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cerebellar

  • adjective relating to or associated with the cerebellum
    • cerebellar artery

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translocation

  • noun the transport of dissolved material within a plant
  • noun (genetics) an exchange of chromosome parts
    • translocations can result in serious congenital disorders

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monopolin

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sinus

  • noun an abnormal passage leading from a suppurating cavity to the body surface
    fistula.
  • noun any of various air-filled cavities especially in the bones of the skull

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amniotic_cavity

  • noun the fluid-filled cavity that surrounds the developing embryo

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bar

  • noun a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter
    taproom; barroom; saloon; ginmill.
    • he drowned his sorrows in whiskey at the bar
  • noun a counter where you can obtain food or drink
    • he bought a hot dog and a coke at the bar

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membranous_labyrinth

  • noun the sensory structures of the inner ear including the labyrinthine receptors and the cochlea; contained within the bony labyrinth

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cochlea

  • noun the snail-shaped tube (in the inner ear coiled around the modiolus) where sound vibrations are converted into nerve impulses by the organ of Corti

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vestibule

  • noun a large entrance or reception room or area
    entrance hall; anteroom; hall; antechamber; foyer; lobby.
  • noun any of various bodily cavities leading to another cavity (as of the ear or vagina)

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cleavage

  • noun the state of being split or cleft
    • there was a cleavage between the liberal and conservative members
  • noun the breaking of a chemical bond in a molecule resulting in smaller molecules

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auricle

  • noun a small conical pouch projecting from the upper anterior part of each atrium of the heart
    auricula atrii; atrial auricle.
  • noun the externally visible cartilaginous structure of the external ear
    ear; pinna.

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cinguli

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multiprotein

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pombe

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hypodermis

  • noun layer of cells that secretes the chitinous cuticle in e.g. arthropods

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bursa

  • noun a small fluid-filled sac located between movable parts of the body especially at joints
  • noun a city in northwestern Turkey
    Brusa.

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arc

  • noun electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field
    discharge; spark; electric arc; electric discharge.
  • noun a continuous portion of a circle

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filum

  • noun a threadlike structure (as a chainlike series of cells)
    filament.

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genomic

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arm

  • noun a human limb; technically the part of the superior limb between the shoulder and the elbow but commonly used to refer to the whole superior limb
  • noun any projection that is thought to resemble a human arm
    limb; branch.
    • the arm of the record player
    • an arm of the sea
    • a branch of the sewer

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visceral

  • adjective relating to or affecting the viscera
    splanchnic.
    • visceral bleeding
    • a splanchnic nerve
  • adjective satellite obtained through intuition rather than from reasoning or observation
    nonrational; intuitive.

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parent

  • noun a father or mother; one who begets or one who gives birth to or nurtures and raises a child; a relative who plays the role of guardian
  • noun an organism (plant or animal) from which younger ones are obtained

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interbrain

  • noun the posterior division of the forebrain; connects the cerebral hemispheres with the mesencephalon
    diencephalon; thalmencephalon; betweenbrain.

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nuclear

  • adjective (weapons) deriving destructive energy from the release of atomic energy
    atomic.
    • nuclear war
    • nuclear weapons
    • atomic bombs
  • adjective of or relating to or constituting the nucleus of an atom
    • nuclear physics
    • nuclear fission
    • nuclear forces

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limbic_brain

  • noun a system of functionally related neural structures in the brain that are involved in emotional behavior
    visceral brain; limbic system.

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fission

  • noun reproduction of some unicellular organisms by division of the cell into two more or less equal parts
  • noun a nuclear reaction in which a massive nucleus splits into smaller nuclei with the simultaneous release of energy
    nuclear fission.

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vocal_band

  • noun either of two pairs of folds of mucous membrane projecting into the larynx
    vocal fold; vocal cord; plica vocalis.

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stalk

  • noun material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds
    stubble; chaff; straw; husk; shuck.
  • noun a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ
    stem.

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animal_kingdom

  • noun taxonomic kingdom comprising all living or extinct animals
    kingdom Animalia; Animalia.

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thalamus

  • noun large egg-shaped structures of grey matter that form the dorsal subdivision of the diencephalon

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acentromeric

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alveolar

  • noun a consonant articulated with the tip of the tongue near the gum ridge
    dental consonant; alveolar consonant; dental.
  • adjective pertaining to the tiny air sacs of the lungs

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hippocampus

  • noun a complex neural structure (shaped like a sea horse) consisting of grey matter and located on the floor of each lateral ventricle; intimately involved in motivation and emotion as part of the limbic system; has a central role in the formation of memories
  • noun seahorses
    genus Hippocampus.

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rnai

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medulla_oblongata

  • noun lower or hindmost part of the brain; continuous with spinal cord; (`bulb' is an old term for medulla oblongata)
    bulb; medulla.
    • the medulla oblongata is the most vital part of the brain because it contains centers controlling breathing and heart functioning

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opening

  • noun an open or empty space in or between things
    gap.
    • there was a small opening between the trees
    • the explosion made a gap in the wall
  • noun a ceremony accompanying the start of some enterprise

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cecum

  • noun the cavity in which the large intestine begins and into which the ileum opens
    caecum; blind gut.
    • the appendix is an offshoot of the cecum

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choroid

  • noun a highly vascular membrane in the eye between the retina and the sclera; a dark pigmentation minimizes the scattering of light inside the eye
    choroid coat.

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cranial_orbit

  • noun the bony cavity in the skull containing the eyeball
    orbit; orbital cavity; eye socket.

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eukaryotic

  • adjective having cells with `good' or membrane-bound nuclei
    eucaryotic.

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ileocecal_valve

  • noun valve between the ileum of the small intestine and the cecum of the large intestine; prevents material from flowing back from the large to the small intestine

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key

  • noun metal device shaped in such a way that when it is inserted into the appropriate lock the lock's mechanism can be rotated
  • noun something crucial for explaining
    • the key to development is economic integration

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comb

  • noun a flat device with narrow pointed teeth on one edge; disentangles or arranges hair
  • noun the fleshy red crest on the head of the domestic fowl and other gallinaceous birds
    cockscomb; coxcomb.

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metazoan

  • noun any animal of the subkingdom Metazoa; all animals except protozoans and sponges

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epicanthic_fold

  • noun a vertical fold of skin over the nasal canthus; normal for Mongolian peoples; sometimes occurs in Down's syndrome
    epicanthus.

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renal_corpuscle

  • noun the capsule that contains Bowman's capsule and a glomerulus at the expanded end of a nephron
    malpighian body; malpighian corpuscle.

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region

  • noun the extended spatial location of something
    part.
    • the farming regions of France
    • religions in all parts of the world
    • regions of outer space
  • noun a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve
    area.
    • in the abdominal region

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eyeball

  • noun the ball-shaped capsule containing the vertebrate eye
    orb.
  • verb look at
    eye.

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larynx

  • noun a cartilaginous structure at the top of the trachea; contains elastic vocal cords that are the source of the vocal tone in speech
    voice box.

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cartilage

  • noun tough elastic tissue; mostly converted to bone in adults
    gristle.

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nucleolar_organiser

  • noun the particular part of a chromosome that is associated with a nucleolus after nuclear division
    nucleolus organiser; nucleolar organizer; nucleolus organizer.

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optic_chiasma

  • noun the crossing of the optic nerves from the two eyes at the base of the brain
    optic chiasm; chiasma opticum.

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calamus

  • noun any tropical Asian palm of the genus Calamus; light tough stems are a source of rattan canes
  • noun the aromatic root of the sweet flag used medicinally

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cancer

  • noun any malignant growth or tumor caused by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division; it may spread to other parts of the body through the lymphatic system or the blood stream
    malignant neoplastic disease.
  • noun (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Cancer
    Crab.

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point

  • noun a geometric element that has position but no extension
    • a point is defined by its coordinates
  • noun the precise location of something; a spatially limited location
    • she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street

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cerebral_hemisphere

  • noun either half of the cerebrum
    hemisphere.

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pterygoid_plexus

  • noun a plexus of veins draining the region of the pterygoid muscles and draining into the internal maxillary and anterior facial veins

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cardiac_valve

  • noun a valve to control one-way flow of blood
    heart valve.

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saccharomyces

(Biol.) A genus of budding fungi, the various species of which have the power, to a greater or less extent, or splitting up sugar into alcohol and carbonic acid. They are the active agents in producing fermentation of wine, beer, etc. Saccharomyces cerevisiæ is the yeast of sedimentary beer. Also called Torula. Brewers' yeast is Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

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alveolar_bed

  • noun lung tissue densely packed with alveoli

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vessel

  • noun a tube in which a body fluid circulates
    vas.
  • noun a craft designed for water transportation
    watercraft.

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pleural_cavity

  • noun the cavity in the thorax that contains the lungs and heart

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esophagus

  • noun the passage between the pharynx and the stomach
    gorge; oesophagus; gullet.

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germinal_disc

  • noun a layer of cells on the inside of the blastula
    blastodisc; blastoderm; germinal area.

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abdominal

  • noun the muscles of the abdomen
    ab; abdominal muscle.
  • adjective of or relating to or near the abdomen
    • abdominal muscles

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carina

  • noun any of various keel-shaped structures or ridges such as that on the breastbone of a bird or that formed by the fused petals of a pea blossom
  • noun a keel-shaped constellation in the southern hemisphere; contains the start Canopus

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vertebral_column

  • noun the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord
    rachis; spinal column; spine; backbone; back.
    • the fall broke his back

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cenp

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craniometric

  • adjective of or relating to craniometry
    craniometrical.

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mark

  • noun a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance)
    grade; score.
    • she made good marks in algebra
    • grade A milk
    • what was your score on your homework?
  • noun a distinguishing symbol
    marker; marking.
    • the owner's mark was on all the sheep

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genetic

  • adjective satellite occurring among members of a family usually by heredity
    transmissible; familial; hereditary; transmitted; inherited.
    • an inherited disease
    • familial traits
    • genetically transmitted features
  • adjective of or relating to or produced by or being a gene
    genetical; genic.
    • genic combinations
    • genetic code

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epicanthic

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germinal_area

  • noun a layer of cells on the inside of the blastula
    blastodisc; germinal disc; blastoderm.

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gill_cleft

  • noun one of a series of slit openings in the pharynxes of fishes and aquatic amphibians through which water passes
    gill slit; branchial cleft.

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nucleolar_organizer

  • noun the particular part of a chromosome that is associated with a nucleolus after nuclear division
    nucleolus organiser; nucleolar organiser; nucleolus organizer.

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reflex

  • noun an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus
    inborn reflex; innate reflex; reflex action; instinctive reflex; reflex response; unconditioned reflex; physiological reaction.
  • adjective satellite without volition or conscious control
    automatic; reflexive.
    • the automatic shrinking of the pupils of the eye in strong light
    • a reflex knee jerk
    • sneezing is reflexive

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ganglion

  • noun an encapsulated neural structure consisting of a collection of cell bodies or neurons

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determinant

  • noun a determining or causal element or factor
    causal factor; determinative; determiner; determining factor.
    • education is an important determinant of one's outlook on life
  • noun the site on the surface of an antigen molecule to which an antibody attaches itself
    epitope; antigenic determinant.

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pons_varolii

  • noun a band of nerve fibers linking the medulla oblongata and the cerebellum with the midbrain
    pons.

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metacentric_chromosome

  • noun a chromosome having two equal arms because the centromere is in median position

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cranial

  • adjective of or relating to the cranium which encloses the brain
    • cranial pressure

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vane

  • noun mechanical device attached to an elevated structure; rotates freely to show the direction of the wind
    wind vane; weather vane; weathervane.
  • noun a fin attached to the tail of an arrow, bomb or missile in order to stabilize or guide it

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bulb

  • noun a modified bud consisting of a thickened globular underground stem serving as a reproductive structure
  • noun electric lamp consisting of a transparent or translucent glass housing containing a wire filament (usually tungsten) that emits light when heated by electricity
    lightbulb; electric light; light bulb; electric-light bulb; incandescent lamp.

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diffuse

  • verb move outward
    fan out; spread; spread out.
    • The soldiers fanned out
  • verb spread or diffuse through
    riddle; permeate; interpenetrate; pervade; penetrate; imbue.
    • An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration
    • music penetrated the entire building
    • His campaign was riddled with accusations and personal attacks

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valvule

  • noun a small valve
    valvelet; valvula.

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shaft

  • noun a line that forms the length of an arrow pointer
  • noun an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
    gibe; shot; dig; barb; slam; jibe.
    • his parting shot was `drop dead'
    • she threw shafts of sarcasm
    • she takes a dig at me every chance she gets

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epithelial_duct

  • noun a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance
    duct; canal; channel.
    • the tear duct was obstructed
    • the alimentary canal
    • poison is released through a channel in the snake's fangs

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medulla_spinalis

  • noun a major part of the central nervous system which conducts sensory and motor nerve impulses to and from the brain; a long tubelike structure extending from the base of the brain through the vertebral canal to the upper lumbar region
    spinal cord.

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lesser

  • adjective of less size or importance
    • the lesser anteater
    • the lesser of two evils
  • adjective satellite smaller in size or amount or value
    • the lesser powers of Europe
    • the lesser anteater

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tarsus

  • noun the part of the foot of a vertebrate between the metatarsus and the leg; in human beings the bones of the ankle and heel collectively

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rotator

(Anat.) that which gives a rotary or rolling motion, as a muscle which partially rotates or turns some part on its axis.

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situation

  • noun the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time
    state of affairs.
    • the present international situation is dangerous
    • wondered how such a state of affairs had come about
    • eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fresh meaning for every new social situation"- Franklin D.Roosevelt
  • noun a condition or position in which you find yourself
    position.
    • the unpleasant situation (or position) of having to choose between two evils
    • found herself in a very fortunate situation

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mediastinum

  • noun the part of the thoracic cavity between the lungs that contains the heart and aorta and esophagus and trachea and thymus

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voice

  • noun the distinctive quality or pitch or condition of a person's speech
    • A shrill voice sounded behind us
  • noun the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract
    vocalism; phonation; vocalization; vocalisation; vox.
    • a singer takes good care of his voice
    • the giraffe cannot make any vocalizations

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manner

  • noun how something is done or how it happens
    style; fashion; way; mode.
    • her dignified manner
    • his rapid manner of talking
    • their nomadic mode of existence
    • in the characteristic New York style
    • a lonely way of life
    • in an abrasive fashion
  • noun a way of acting or behaving
    personal manner.

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kingdom

  • noun a domain in which something is dominant
    land; realm.
    • the untroubled kingdom of reason
    • a land of make-believe
    • the rise of the realm of cotton in the south
  • noun a country with a king as head of state

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layer

  • noun single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance
    bed.
    • slices of hard-boiled egg on a bed of spinach
  • noun a relatively thin sheetlike expanse or region lying over or under another

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membranous

  • adjective relating to or made of or similar to a membrane
    • membranous lining
  • adjective satellite characterized by formation of a membrane (or something resembling a membrane)
    membrane-forming.
    • membranous gastritis

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pterygoid

(Anat.) (a) Like a bird's wing in form; as, a pterygoid bone. (b) Of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the pterygoid bones, pterygoid processes, or the whole sphenoid bone. -- n. A pterygoid bone.

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birth_canal

  • noun a passage in the uterus and vagina through which a fetus passes during vaginal birth

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middle

  • noun an area that is approximately central within some larger region
    heart; eye; center; centre.
    • it is in the center of town
    • they ran forward into the heart of the struggle
    • they were in the eye of the storm
  • noun an intermediate part or section
    • A whole is that which has beginning, middle, and end"- Aristotle

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cerebrum

  • noun anterior portion of the brain consisting of two hemispheres; dominant part of the brain in humans

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eye_socket

  • noun the bony cavity in the skull containing the eyeball
    cranial orbit; orbit; orbital cavity.

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protein

  • noun any of a large group of nitrogenous organic compounds that are essential constituents of living cells; consist of polymers of amino acids; essential in the diet of animals for growth and for repair of tissues; can be obtained from meat and eggs and milk and legumes
    • a diet high in protein

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mouse

  • noun any of numerous small rodents typically resembling diminutive rats having pointed snouts and small ears on elongated bodies with slender usually hairless tails
  • noun a swollen bruise caused by a blow to the eye
    black eye; shiner.

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submetacentric

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orbital

  • adjective of or relating to an orbit
    • orbital revolution
    • orbital velocity
  • adjective of or relating to the eye socket
    • orbital scale
    • orbital arch

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epicardia

  • noun the short part of the esophagus extending downward from the diaphragm to the stomach
  • noun the innermost of the two layers of the pericardium
    visceral pericardium; epicardium.

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radiation

  • noun energy that is radiated or transmitted in the form of rays or waves or particles
  • noun the act of spreading outward from a central source

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coronary

  • noun obstruction of blood flow in a coronary artery by a blood clot (thrombus)
    coronary thrombosis.
  • adjective surrounding like a crown (especially of the blood vessels surrounding the heart)
    • coronary arteries

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fixation

  • noun an abnormal state in which development has stopped prematurely
    infantile fixation; regression; arrested development.
  • noun an unhealthy and compulsive preoccupation with something or someone
    obsession.

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complex

  • noun a conceptual whole made up of complicated and related parts
    composite.
    • the complex of shopping malls, houses, and roads created a new town
  • noun a compound described in terms of the central atom to which other atoms are bound or coordinated
    coordination compound.

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pad

  • noun a number of sheets of paper fastened together along one edge
    pad of paper; tablet.
  • noun the large floating leaf of an aquatic plant (as the water lily)

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phenotype

  • noun what an organism looks like as a consequence of the interaction of its genotype and the environment

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cingulate_gyrus

  • noun a long curved structure on the medial surface of the cerebral hemispheres; the cortical part of the limbic system
    gyrus cinguli.

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modification

  • noun the act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment)
    adjustment; alteration.
  • noun slightly modified copy; not an exact copy
    • a modification of last year's model

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neencephalon

  • noun the part of the brain having the most recent phylogenetic origin; the cerebral cortex and related parts
    neoencephalon.

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physical

  • adjective involving the body as distinguished from the mind or spirit
    • physical exercise
    • physical suffering
    • was sloppy about everything but her physical appearance
  • adjective relating to the sciences dealing with matter and energy; especially physics
    • physical sciences
    • physical laws

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fornicis

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satellite

  • noun man-made equipment that orbits around the earth or the moon
    orbiter; artificial satellite.
  • noun a person who follows or serves another
    planet.

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ball

  • noun round object that is hit or thrown or kicked in games
    • the ball travelled 90 mph on his serve
    • the mayor threw out the first ball
    • the ball rolled into the corner pocket
  • noun a solid projectile that is shot by a musket
    musket ball.
    • they had to carry a ramrod as well as powder and ball

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appendicular_skeleton

  • noun the part of the skeleton that includes the pectoral girdle and the pelvic girdle and the upper and lower limbs

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recruitment

  • noun the act of getting recruits; enlisting people for the army (or for a job or a cause etc.)
    enlisting.

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ans

  • noun the part of the nervous system of vertebrates that controls involuntary actions of the smooth muscles and heart and glands
    autonomic nervous system.
  • noun an associate degree in nursing
    AN; Associate in Nursing.

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neural_structure

  • noun a structure that is part of the nervous system

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hand

  • noun the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb
    mitt; paw; manus.
    • he had the hands of a surgeon
    • he extended his mitt
  • noun a hired laborer on a farm or ranch
    hired hand; hired man.
    • the hired hand fixed the railing
    • a ranch hand

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glans_penis

  • noun the conical mass of erectile tissue that forms the head of the penis

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identity

  • noun the distinct personality of an individual regarded as a persisting entity
    personal identity; individuality.
    • you can lose your identity when you join the army
  • noun the individual characteristics by which a thing or person is recognized or known
    • geneticists only recently discovered the identity of the gene that causes it
    • it was too dark to determine his identity
    • she guessed the identity of his lover

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cycle

  • noun an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs
    round; rhythm.
    • the never-ending cycle of the seasons
  • noun a series of poems or songs on the same theme
    • Schubert's song cycles

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costa

  • noun a riblike part of a plant or animal (such as a middle rib of a leaf or a thickened vein of an insect wing)
  • noun any of the 12 pairs of curved arches of bone extending from the spine to or toward the sternum in humans (and similar bones in most vertebrates)
    rib.

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center

  • noun an area that is approximately central within some larger region
    heart; middle; eye; centre.
    • it is in the center of town
    • they ran forward into the heart of the struggle
    • they were in the eye of the storm
  • noun the piece of ground in the outfield directly ahead of the catcher
    centerfield; center field.
    • he hit the ball to deep center

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cingulate

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cleavage_cavity

  • noun the fluid-filled cavity inside a blastula
    blastocoel; segmentation cavity; blastocele; blastocoele.

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tympanum

  • noun the main cavity of the ear; between the eardrum and the inner ear
    middle ear; tympanic cavity.
  • noun the membrane in the ear that vibrates to sound
    tympanic membrane; myringa; eardrum.

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machinery

  • noun machines or machine systems collectively
  • noun a system of means and activities whereby a social institution functions
    • the complex machinery of negotiation
    • the machinery of command labored and brought forth an order

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mammillary

Of or pertaining to the mammilla, or nipple, or to the breast; resembling a mammilla; mammilloid.

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landmark

  • noun the position of a prominent or well-known object in a particular landscape
    • the church steeple provided a convenient landmark
  • noun an event marking a unique or important historical change of course or one on which important developments depend
    turning point; watershed.
    • the agreement was a watershed in the history of both nations

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stem

  • noun (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed
    root word; radical; theme; base; root.
    • thematic vowels are part of the stem
  • noun a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ
    stalk.

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pericentromeric

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spermatic

  • adjective consisting of or resembling spermatozoa
    spermous.

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trudge

  • noun a long difficult walk
  • verb walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud
    footslog; tramp; plod; slog; pad.
    • Mules plodded in a circle around a grindstone

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nervure

  • noun any of the vascular bundles or ribs that form the branching framework of conducting and supporting tissues in a leaf or other plant organ
    vein.
  • noun one of the horny ribs that stiffen and support the wing of an insect
    vein.

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domestic

  • noun a servant who is paid to perform menial tasks around the household
    house servant; domestic help.
  • adjective of concern to or concerning the internal affairs of a nation
    • domestic issues such as tax rate and highway construction

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pericentric

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human

  • noun any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
    human being; homo; man.
  • adjective characteristic of humanity
    • human nature

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previous

  • adjective satellite just preceding something else in time or order
    old.
    • the previous owner
    • my old house was larger
  • adjective satellite (used especially of persons) of the immediate past
    late; former.
    • the former president
    • our late President is still very active
    • the previous occupant of the White House

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web

  • noun an intricate network suggesting something that was formed by weaving or interweaving
    • the trees cast a delicate web of shadows over the lawn
  • noun an intricate trap that entangles or ensnares its victim
    entanglement.

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cup

  • noun a small open container usually used for drinking; usually has a handle
    • he put the cup back in the saucer
    • the handle of the cup was missing
  • noun the quantity a cup will hold
    cupful.
    • he drank a cup of coffee
    • he borrowed a cup of sugar

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organism

  • noun a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
    being.
  • noun a system considered analogous in structure or function to a living body
    • the social organism

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occipital_gyrus

  • noun any of the convolutions of the outer surface of the occipital lobe of the cerebrum

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caecum

  • noun the cavity in which the large intestine begins and into which the ileum opens
    cecum; blind gut.
    • the appendix is an offshoot of the cecum

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osseous_labyrinth

  • noun cavity in the petrous part of the temporal bone that contains the membranous labyrinth
    bony labyrinth.

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role

  • noun the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group
    function; part; office.
    • the function of a teacher
    • the government must do its part
    • play its role
  • noun an actor's portrayal of someone in a play
    part; character; persona; theatrical role.
    • she played the part of Desdemona

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cerebral_cortex

  • noun the layer of unmyelinated neurons (the grey matter) forming the cortex of the cerebrum
    pallium; cerebral mantle; cortex.

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undomesticated

  • adjective satellite not domesticated
    • a few undomesticated horses left
  • adjective satellite unaccustomed to home life
    • after years of marriage he remained essentially undomesticated

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identical

  • adjective satellite exactly alike; incapable of being perceived as different
    indistinguishable.
    • rows of identical houses
    • cars identical except for their license plates
    • they wore indistinguishable hats
  • adjective satellite being the exact same one; not any other:
    very; selfsame.
    • this is the identical room we stayed in before
    • the themes of his stories are one and the same
    • saw the selfsame quotation in two newspapers
    • on this very spot
    • the very thing he said yesterday
    • the very man I want to see

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tragus

  • noun a small cartilaginous flap in front of the external opening of the ear

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tubular_cavity

  • noun a cavity having the shape of a tube

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caenorhabditis

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temporal_gyrus

  • noun any of the convolutions of the outer surface of the temporal lobe of the cerebrum

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alpha_receptor

  • noun receptors postulated to exist on nerve cell membranes of the sympathetic nervous system in order to explain the specificity of certain agents that affect only some sympathetic activities (such as vasoconstriction and relaxation of intestinal muscles and contraction of smooth muscles)
    alpha-adrenergic receptor; alpha-adrenoceptor.

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palaeencephalon

  • noun the more primitive parts of the brain phylogenetically; most structures other than the cerebral cortex
    paleoencephalon; paleencephalon.

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fusion

  • noun an occurrence that involves the production of a union
    merger; unification.
  • noun the state of being combined into one body
    coalition.

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birth

  • noun the time when something begins (especially life)
    • they divorced after the birth of the child
    • his election signaled the birth of a new age
  • noun the event of being born
    nativity; nascency; nascence.
    • they celebrated the birth of their first child

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valvelet

  • noun a small valve
    valvule; valvula.

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breakage

  • noun the quantity broken
    • the total breakage was huge
  • noun reimbursement for goods damaged while in transit or in use

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cerevisiae

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leptonema

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placenta

  • noun that part of the ovary of a flowering plant where the ovules form
  • noun the vascular structure in the uterus of most mammals providing oxygen and nutrients for and transferring wastes from the developing fetus

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separation

  • noun the state of lacking unity
  • noun coming apart
    breakup; detachment.

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axillary

  • adjective of or relating to the axil
    alar.
  • adjective of or relating to the armpit
    • axillary gland

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shaped

  • adjective satellite shaped to fit by or as if by altering the contours of a pliable mass (as by work or effort)
    wrought; molded.
    • a shaped handgrip
    • the molded steel plates
    • the wrought silver bracelet
  • verb shape or influence; give direction to
    influence; shape; regulate; mold; determine.
    • experience often determines ability
    • mold public opinion

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spine

  • noun the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord
    rachis; spinal column; vertebral column; backbone; back.
    • the fall broke his back
  • noun any sharply pointed projection
    spur; acantha.

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plexus_choroideus

  • noun a vascular plexus of the cerebral ventricles that regulate intraventricular pressure
    choroid plexus.

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parietal

  • adjective of or relating to or associated with the parietal bones in the cranium
    • parietal lobe

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specific

  • noun a fact about some part (as opposed to general)
    particular.
    • he always reasons from the particular to the general
  • noun a medicine that has a mitigating effect on a specific disease
    • quinine is a specific for malaria

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chamber

  • noun a natural or artificial enclosed space
  • noun an enclosed volume in the body
    • the chambers of his heart were healthy

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claw

  • noun sharp curved horny process on the toe of a bird or some mammals or reptiles
  • noun a mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something
    hook.

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omental_bursa

  • noun an isolated part of the peritoneal cavity that is dorsal to the stomach
    bursa omentalis; lesser peritoneal cavity.

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essential

  • noun anything indispensable
    necessary; requirement; requisite; necessity.
    • food and shelter are necessities of life
    • the essentials of the good life
    • allow farmers to buy their requirements under favorable conditions
    • a place where the requisites of water fuel and fodder can be obtained
  • adjective satellite absolutely necessary; vitally necessary
    indispensable.
    • essential tools and materials
    • funds essential to the completion of the project
    • an indispensable worker

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heel

  • noun the bottom of a shoe or boot; the back part of a shoe or boot that touches the ground and provides elevation
  • noun the back part of the human foot

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nerve_plexus

  • noun a network of intersecting nerves

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chiasma_opticum

  • noun the crossing of the optic nerves from the two eyes at the base of the brain
    optic chiasm; optic chiasma.

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sequence

  • noun serial arrangement in which things follow in logical order or a recurrent pattern
    • the sequence of names was alphabetical
    • he invented a technique to determine the sequence of base pairs in DNA
  • noun a following of one thing after another in time
    chronological succession; succession; chronological sequence; successiveness.
    • the doctor saw a sequence of patients

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thalmencephalon

  • noun the posterior division of the forebrain; connects the cerebral hemispheres with the mesencephalon
    diencephalon; interbrain; betweenbrain.

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back

  • noun the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine
    dorsum.
    • his back was nicely tanned
  • noun the side that goes last or is not normally seen
    rear.
    • he wrote the date on the back of the photograph

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myelencephalon

  • noun the posterior part of the hindbrain in developing vertebrates; forms the medulla oblongata in adults

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hair

  • noun a covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures (as on the human head); helps to prevent heat loss
    • he combed his hair
    • each hair consists of layers of dead keratinized cells
  • noun a very small distance or space
    hair's-breadth; whisker; hairsbreadth.
    • they escaped by a hair's-breadth
    • they lost the election by a whisker

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vascular_structure

  • noun a structure composed of or provided with blood vessels

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ileocecal

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denticle

  • noun small pointed ridge on the exoskeleton of an arthropod

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pronunciation

  • noun the manner in which someone utters a word
    • they are always correcting my pronunciation
  • noun the way a word or a language is customarily spoken
    orthoepy.
    • the pronunciation of Chinese is difficult for foreigners
    • that is the correct pronunciation

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organize

  • verb create (as an entity)
    organise; form.
    • social groups form everywhere
    • They formed a company
  • verb cause to be structured or ordered or operating according to some principle or idea
    organise.

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intracranial_cavity

  • noun the cavity enclosed by the cranium
    cranial cavity.

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genetics

  • noun the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
    genetic science.

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glans_clitoridis

  • noun small mass of erectile tissue at the end of the body of the clitoris

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cavity

  • noun a sizeable hole (usually in the ground)
    pit.
    • they dug a pit to bury the body
  • noun space that is surrounded by something
    enclosed space.

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h4k20me3

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normal

  • noun something regarded as a normative example
    formula; pattern; rule; convention.
    • the convention of not naming the main character
    • violence is the rule not the exception
    • his formula for impressing visitors
  • adjective conforming with or constituting a norm or standard or level or type or social norm; not abnormal
    • serve wine at normal room temperature
    • normal diplomatic relations
    • normal working hours
    • normal word order
    • normal curiosity
    • the normal course of events

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mamillary_body

  • noun one of two small round structures on the undersurface of the brain that form the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix
    mammillary body; corpus mamillare.

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branchial

  • adjective of or relating to gills (or to parts of the body derived from embryonic gills)

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mitotic

  • adjective of or relating to or undergoing mitosis

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cord

  • noun a line made of twisted fibers or threads
    • the bundle was tied with a cord
  • noun a unit of amount of wood cut for burning; 128 cubic feet

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biology

  • noun the science that studies living organisms
    biological science.
  • noun characteristic life processes and phenomena of living organisms
    • the biology of viruses

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epigenetic

Of or pertaining to the epigenesis; produced according to the theory of epigenesis.

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assembly

  • noun a group of machine parts that fit together to form a self-contained unit
  • noun the act of constructing something (as a piece of machinery)
    fabrication.

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nasal

  • noun a consonant produced through the nose with the mouth closed
    nasal consonant.
  • noun an elongated rectangular bone that forms the bridge of the nose
    nasal bone; os nasale.

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operculum

  • noun a hard flap serving as a cover for (a) the gill slits in fishes or (b) the opening of the shell in certain gastropods when the body is retracted

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abdominal_cavity

  • noun the cavity containing the major viscera; in mammals it is separated from the thorax by the diaphragm
    abdomen.

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radicle

  • noun (anatomy) a small structure resembling a rootlet (such as a fibril of a nerve)

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corpuscle

  • noun (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything
    speck; particle; atom; molecule; mote.
  • noun either of two types of cells (erythrocytes and leukocytes) and sometimes including platelets
    blood corpuscle; blood cell.

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buccal

  • adjective of or relating to or toward the cheek
  • adjective satellite lying within the mouth
    • a buccal gland

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eye

  • noun the organ of sight
    optic; oculus.
  • noun good discernment (either visually or as if visually)
    • she has an eye for fresh talent
    • he has an artist's eye

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anaphase

  • noun the stage of meiosis or mitosis when chromosomes move toward opposite ends of the nuclear spindle

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central_gyrus

  • noun either of two gyri on either side of the central sulcus

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metacentric

  • adjective of or relating to the metacenter
  • adjective having two equal arms because of the median position of the centromere
    • a metacentric chromosome

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central

  • noun a workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communication
    telephone exchange; exchange.
  • adjective satellite serving as an essential component
    cardinal; key; fundamental; primal.
    • a cardinal rule
    • the central cause of the problem
    • an example that was fundamental to the argument
    • computers are fundamental to modern industrial structure

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nasopharynx

  • noun cavity forming the upper part of the pharynx

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column

  • noun a line of units following one after another
  • noun a vertical glass tube used in column chromatography; a mixture is poured in the top and washed through a stationary substance where components of the mixture are adsorbed selectively to form colored bands
    chromatography column.

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tumor

  • noun an abnormal new mass of tissue that serves no purpose
    tumour; neoplasm.

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eyecup

  • noun a small vessel with a rim curved to fit the orbit of the eye; use to apply medicated or cleansing solution to the eyeball
    eye cup; eyebath.
    • an eyecup is called an eyebath in Britain
  • noun (embryology) a two-walled cuplike depression that develops into the pigmented and sensory layers of the retina
    optic cup.

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substantia

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pancentromeric

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antibody

  • noun any of a large variety of proteins normally present in the body or produced in response to an antigen which it neutralizes, thus producing an immune response

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rib_cage

  • noun the bony enclosing wall of the chest

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olfactory_bulb

  • noun one of two enlargements at the terminus of the olfactory nerve at the base of the brain just above the nasal cavities

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nerve

  • noun any bundle of nerve fibers running to various organs and tissues of the body
    nervus.
  • noun the courage to carry on
    heart; spunk; mettle.
    • he kept fighting on pure spunk
    • you haven't got the heart for baseball

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mantle

  • noun the cloak as a symbol of authority
    • place the mantle of authority on younger shoulders
  • noun United States baseball player (1931-1997)
    Mickey Mantle; Mickey Charles Mantle.

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h3

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carpal

  • noun any of the eight small bones of the wrist of primates
    carpal bone; wrist bone.
  • adjective of or relating to the wrist
    • Carpal tunnel syndrome

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functional

  • adjective designed for or capable of a particular function or use
    • a style of writing in which every word is functional
    • functional architecture
  • adjective involving or affecting function rather than physiology
    • functional deafness

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locus

  • noun the scene of any event or action (especially the place of a meeting)
    locale; venue.
  • noun the specific site of a particular gene on its chromosome

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spinal

  • noun anesthesia of the lower half of the body; caused by injury to the spinal cord or by injecting an anesthetic beneath the arachnoid membrane that surrounds the spinal cord
    spinal anaesthesia; spinal anesthesia.
  • adjective of or relating to the spine or spinal cord
    • spinal cord
    • spinal injury

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mitosis

  • noun cell division in which the nucleus divides into nuclei containing the same number of chromosomes

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receptor

  • noun a cellular structure that is postulated to exist in order to mediate between a chemical agent that acts on nervous tissue and the physiological response
  • noun an organ having nerve endings (in the skin or viscera or eye or ear or nose or mouth) that respond to stimulation
    sensory receptor; sense organ.

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balanced

  • adjective being in a state of proper equilibrium
    • the carefully balanced seesaw
    • a properly balanced symphony orchestra
    • a balanced assessment of intellectual and cultural history
    • a balanced blend of whiskeys
    • the educated man shows a balanced development of all his powers
  • verb bring into balance or equilibrium
    equilibrate; equilibrise; equilibrize; balance.
    • She has to balance work and her domestic duties
    • balance the two weights

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acrocentric_chromosome

  • noun a chromosome with the centromere near one end so that one chromosomal arm is short and one is long

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mere

  • noun a small pond of standing water
  • adjective satellite being nothing more than specified
    • a mere child

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canal

  • noun (astronomy) an indistinct surface feature of Mars once thought to be a system of channels; they are now believed to be an optical illusion
  • noun a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance
    duct; epithelial duct; channel.
    • the tear duct was obstructed
    • the alimentary canal
    • poison is released through a channel in the snake's fangs

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area

  • noun a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography)
    country.
    • it was a mountainous area
    • Bible country
  • noun a subject of study
    • it was his area of specialization
    • areas of interest include...

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cell_division

  • noun the process in reproduction and growth by which a cell divides to form daughter cells
    cellular division.

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osseous

  • adjective composed of or containing bone
    bony; osteal.
    • osseous tissue

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frill

  • noun (paleontology) a bony plate that curves upward behind the skull of many ceratopsian dinosaurs
  • noun an external body part consisting of feathers or hair about the neck of a bird or other animal
    ruff.

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lacrimal_apparatus

  • noun the structures that secrete and drain tears from the eye

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geniculate_body

  • noun one of four small oval masses that protrude slightly from the underside of the thalamus and function as synaptic centers on the way to the cerebral cortex

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oesophagus

  • noun the passage between the pharynx and the stomach
    gorge; esophagus; gullet.

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vein

  • noun a blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart
    venous blood vessel; vena.
    • all veins except the pulmonary vein carry unaerated blood
  • noun a distinctive style or manner
    • he continued in this vein for several minutes

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house

  • noun a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families
    • he has a house on Cape Cod
    • she felt she had to get out of the house
  • noun the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments
    firm; business firm.
    • he worked for a brokerage house

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rete_testis

  • noun network of tubules carrying sperm from the seminiferous tubules to the vasa efferentia

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blastocoel

  • noun the fluid-filled cavity inside a blastula
    segmentation cavity; blastocele; blastocoele; cleavage cavity.

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robertsonian

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spinalis

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function

  • noun (mathematics) a mathematical relation such that each element of a given set (the domain of the function) is associated with an element of another set (the range of the function)
    single-valued function; mathematical function; mapping; map.
  • noun what something is used for
    use; role; purpose.
    • the function of an auger is to bore holes
    • ballet is beautiful but what use is it?

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fragmented

  • adjective satellite having been divided; having the unity destroyed
    disunited; disconnected; split.
    • Congress...gave the impression of...a confusing sum of disconnected local forces"-Samuel Lubell
    • a league of disunited nations"- E.B.White
    • a fragmented coalition
    • a split group
  • verb break or cause to break into pieces
    fragment; fragmentize; fragmentise; break up.
    • The plate fragmented

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head

  • noun the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains
    caput.
    • he stuck his head out the window
  • noun a single domestic animal
    • 200 head of cattle

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form

  • noun the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something
    descriptor; word form; signifier.
    • the inflected forms of a word can be represented by a stem and a list of inflections to be attached
  • noun a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality
    sort; kind; variety.
    • sculpture is a form of art
    • what kinds of desserts are there?

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pinna

  • noun division of a usually pinnately divided leaf
    pinnule.
  • noun the externally visible cartilaginous structure of the external ear
    ear; auricle.

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mamillare

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costal_cartilage

  • noun the cartilages that connect the sternum and the ends of the ribs; its elasticity allows the chest to move in respiration

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segregation

  • noun (genetics) the separation of paired alleles during meiosis so that members of each pair of alleles appear in different gametes
  • noun a social system that provides separate facilities for minority groups
    separatism.

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mamillary

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nasal_cavity

  • noun either of the two cavities lying between the floor of the cranium and the roof of the mouth and extending from the face to the pharynx

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line

  • noun a formation of people or things one beside another
    • the line of soldiers advanced with their bayonets fixed
    • they were arrayed in line of battle
    • the cast stood in line for the curtain call
  • noun a mark that is long relative to its width
    • He drew a line on the chart

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ear

  • noun the sense organ for hearing and equilibrium
  • noun good hearing
    • he had a keen ear
    • a good ear for pitch

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blind_gut

  • noun the cavity in which the large intestine begins and into which the ileum opens
    cecum; caecum.
    • the appendix is an offshoot of the cecum

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peristome

  • noun (botany) fringe of toothlike appendages surrounding the mouth of a moss capsule
  • noun region around the mouth in various invertebrates

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paleencephalon

  • noun the more primitive parts of the brain phylogenetically; most structures other than the cerebral cortex
    paleoencephalon; palaeencephalon.

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corpus_mamillare

  • noun one of two small round structures on the undersurface of the brain that form the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix
    mammillary body; mamillary body.

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body_structure

  • noun a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing
    complex body part; anatomical structure; bodily structure; structure.
    • he has good bone structure

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neocentromeres

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autoantigenic

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pericardial_cavity

  • noun the space between the layers of the pericardium that contains fluid that lubricates the membrane surfaces and allows easy heart movement
    pericardial space.

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telocentric

  • adjective having the form of a straight rod because the centromere is in a terminal position
    • a telocentric chromosome

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site

  • noun the piece of land on which something is located (or is to be located)
    land site.
    • a good site for the school
  • noun physical position in relation to the surroundings
    situation.
    • the sites are determined by highly specific sequences of nucleotides

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calycle

  • noun a group of bracts simulating a calyx as in a carnation or hibiscus
    false calyx; epicalyx; calyculus.
  • noun a small cup-shaped structure (as a taste bud or optic cup or cavity of a coral containing a polyp)
    calyculus; caliculus.

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beta_receptor

  • noun receptors postulated to exist on nerve cell membranes of the sympathetic nervous system in order to explain the specificity of certain agents that affect only some sympathetic activities (such as vasodilation and increased heart beat)
    beta-adrenoceptor; beta-adrenergic receptor.

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similar

  • adjective marked by correspondence or resemblance
    • similar food at similar prices
    • problems similar to mine
    • they wore similar coats
  • adjective having the same or similar characteristics
    alike; like.
    • all politicians are alike
    • they looked utterly alike
    • friends are generally alike in background and taste

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pulp

  • noun any soft or soggy mass
    mush.
    • he pounded it to a pulp
  • noun a soft moist part of a fruit
    flesh.

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glans

  • noun a small rounded structure; especially that at the end of the penis or clitoris

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petit

Small; little; insignificant; mean; -- Same as Petty. Obs., except in legal language.
By what small, petit hints does the mind catch hold of and recover a vanishing notion. South.

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brain-stem

  • noun the part of the brain continuous with the spinal cord and comprising the medulla oblongata and pons and midbrain and parts of the hypothalamus
    brain stem; brainstem.

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alpha-adrenoceptor

  • noun receptors postulated to exist on nerve cell membranes of the sympathetic nervous system in order to explain the specificity of certain agents that affect only some sympathetic activities (such as vasoconstriction and relaxation of intestinal muscles and contraction of smooth muscles)
    alpha-adrenergic receptor; alpha receptor.

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pyriform_area

  • noun pear-shaped neural structure on either side of the brain in the rhinencephalon
    pyriform lobe; piriform lobe; piriform area.

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lumbar

  • adjective of or relating to or near the part of the back between the ribs and the hipbones
    • lumbar vertebrae

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beta-adrenoceptor

  • noun receptors postulated to exist on nerve cell membranes of the sympathetic nervous system in order to explain the specificity of certain agents that affect only some sympathetic activities (such as vasodilation and increased heart beat)
    beta receptor; beta-adrenergic receptor.

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cytoskeleton

  • noun a microscopic network of actin filaments and microtubules in the cytoplasm of many living cells that gives the cell shape and coherence

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pit

  • noun a sizeable hole (usually in the ground)
    cavity.
    • they dug a pit to bury the body
  • noun a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)
    fossa.

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chromosome

  • noun a threadlike strand of DNA in the cell nucleus that carries the genes in a linear order
    • humans have 22 chromosome pairs plus two sex chromosomes

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constriction

  • noun a narrowing that reduces the flow through a channel
    chokepoint; bottleneck.
  • noun tight or narrow compression
    coarctation.

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inactivation

  • noun the process of rendering inactive
    • the gene inactivation system
    • thermal inactivation of serum samples
  • noun breaking up a military unit (by transfers or discharges)
    deactivation.

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nigra

  • noun (ethnic slur) extremely offensive name for a Black person
    nigga; nigger; jigaboo; coon; spade.
    • only a Black can call another Black a nigga

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vacuole

  • noun a tiny cavity filled with fluid in the cytoplasm of a cell

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adjuvant

  • noun an additive that enhances the effectiveness of medical treatment
  • adjective satellite furnishing added support
    auxiliary; accessory; adjunct; ancillary; appurtenant.
    • an ancillary pump
    • an adjuvant discipline to forms of mysticism
    • The mind and emotions are auxiliary to each other

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cohesin

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genome

  • noun the ordering of genes in a haploid set of chromosomes of a particular organism; the full DNA sequence of an organism
    • the human genome contains approximately three billion chemical base pairs

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monocentric

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lesser_peritoneal_cavity

  • noun an isolated part of the peritoneal cavity that is dorsal to the stomach
    omental bursa; bursa omentalis.

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neoencephalon

  • noun the part of the brain having the most recent phylogenetic origin; the cerebral cortex and related parts
    neencephalon.

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repeat

  • noun an event that repeats
    repetition.
    • the events today were a repeat of yesterday's
  • verb to say, state, or perform again
    reiterate; ingeminate; retell; restate; iterate.
    • She kept reiterating her request

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autonomic

  • adjective satellite relating to or controlled by the autonomic nervous system
    • autonomic reflexes

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backbone

  • noun a central cohesive source of support and stability
    mainstay; linchpin; lynchpin; keystone; anchor.
    • faith is his anchor
    • the keystone of campaign reform was the ban on soft money
    • he is the linchpin of this firm
  • noun fortitude and determination
    grit; gumption; guts; sand; moxie.
    • he didn't have the guts to try it

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aster

  • noun any of various chiefly fall-blooming herbs of the genus Aster with showy daisylike flowers
  • noun star-shaped structure formed in the cytoplasm of a cell having fibers like rays that surround the centrosome during mitosis

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lens

  • noun a transparent optical device used to converge or diverge transmitted light and to form images
    lens system; lense.
  • noun genus of small erect or climbing herbs with pinnate leaves and small inconspicuous white flowers and small flattened pods: lentils
    genus Lens.

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gyrus

  • noun a convex fold or elevation in the surface of the brain
    convolution.

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nucleus

  • noun a part of the cell containing DNA and RNA and responsible for growth and reproduction
    karyon; cell nucleus.
  • noun the positively charged dense center of an atom

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brain_stem

  • noun the part of the brain continuous with the spinal cord and comprising the medulla oblongata and pons and midbrain and parts of the hypothalamus
    brain-stem; brainstem.

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peritoneal_cavity

  • noun the interior of the peritoneum; a potential space between layers of the peritoneum
    greater peritoneal sac.

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bodily

  • adjective of or relating to or belonging to the body
    • a bodily organ
    • bodily functions
  • adjective satellite affecting or characteristic of the body as opposed to the mind or spirit
    corporal; somatic; corporeal.
    • bodily needs
    • a corporal defect
    • corporeal suffering
    • a somatic symptom or somatic illness

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gyrus_cinguli

  • noun a long curved structure on the medial surface of the cerebral hemispheres; the cortical part of the limbic system
    cingulate gyrus.

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structure

  • noun a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts
    construction.
    • the structure consisted of a series of arches
    • she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons
  • noun the manner of construction of something and the arrangement of its parts
    • artists must study the structure of the human body
    • the structure of the benzene molecule

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shunt

  • noun a passage by which a bodily fluid (especially blood) is diverted from one channel to another
    • an arteriovenus shunt
  • noun a conductor having low resistance in parallel with another device to divert a fraction of the current
    electrical shunt; bypass.

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hypophyseal_stalk

  • noun the funnel-shaped stalk connecting the pituitary gland to the hypothalamus

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orbit

  • noun the (usually elliptical) path described by one celestial body in its revolution about another
    celestial orbit.
    • he plotted the orbit of the moon
  • noun a particular environment or walk of life
    arena; domain; sphere; area; field.
    • his social sphere is limited
    • it was a closed area of employment
    • he's out of my orbit

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cohesion

  • noun the state of cohering or sticking together
    cohesiveness; coherence; coherency.
  • noun (botany) the process in some plants of parts growing together that are usually separate (such as petals)

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amniotic

  • adjective of or related to the amnion or characterized by developing an amnion
    amnic; amnionic.
    • amniotic membrane

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subtelocentric

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choroid_plexus

  • noun a vascular plexus of the cerebral ventricles that regulate intraventricular pressure
    plexus choroideus.

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tube

  • noun conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases
    tubing.
  • noun electronic device consisting of a system of electrodes arranged in an evacuated glass or metal envelope
    vacuum tube; electron tube; thermionic vacuum tube; thermionic valve; thermionic tube.

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