(Computing) A computer virus.
An individual form of life, such as a bacterium, protist, fungus, plant, or animal, composed of a single cell or a complex of cells in which organelles or organs work together to carry out the various processes of life.
A microscopic organism; esp., any of the bacteria that cause disease; germ
(Countable) The egg of a domestic fowl as an item of food.
A tiny crystal or other particle, as one added to a solution or liquid to start crystallization
An act of beginning; an initial effort:
Any of the prokaryotic organisms, such as an archaeon. Not in scientific use.
Any agent, esp. a microorganism, able to cause disease
(Biol.) A plant or animal that lives on or in an organism of another species from which it derives sustenance or protection without benefit to, and usually with harmful effects on, the host
A coming into existence or use; beginning
The definition of a fetus is an unborn offspring of an animal with a vertebrae or human.
A particular destructive process in an organ or organism, with a specific cause and characteristic symptoms; specif., an illness; ailment
A usually one-celled reproductive body that can grow into a new organism without uniting with another cell. Spores are haploid (having only a single set of chromosomes). Fungi, algae, seedless plants, and certain protozoans reproduce asexually by spores. Plant spores that are dispersed by the wind have walls containing sporopollenin.
A small swelling on a branch or stem, containing an undeveloped shoot, leaf, or flower. Some species have mixed buds containing two of these structures, or even all three. &diamf3; Terminal buds occur at the end of a stem, twig, or branch. &diamf3; Axillary buds, also known as lateral buds , occur in the axils of leaves (in the upper angle of where the leaf grows from the stem). &diamf3; Accessory buds often occur clustered around terminal buds or above and on either side of axillary buds. Accessory buds are usually smaller than terminal and axillary buds.
The usually edible seed inside the hard covering of a nut or fruit stone.
A condition for relating or proceeding:
A rudimentary or beginning stage:
The definition of a spark is a small burst of fire that comes off of a main fire, a person with a fiery personality, or the small seeds of some intense feeling or emotion.
The definition of inception is the beginning.
A person or thing from which something comes into being or is derived or obtained:
The source, origin, or cause of an action, quality, condition, etc.
A small, headless brad
The act or process of bringing or being brought into being; a start:
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