(Computing) A computer virus.
A microscopic organism; esp., any of the bacteria that cause disease; germ
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.
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 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.
The positively charged central region of an atom, composed of one or more protons and (for all atoms except hydrogen) one or more neutrons, containing most of the mass of the atom. The strong force binds the protons and neutrons, also known as nucleons , to each other, overcoming the mutual repulsion of the positively charged protons. In nuclei with many nucleons, however, the forces of repulsion may overcome the strong force, and the nucleus breaks apart in the process of radioactive decay . The protons and neutrons are arranged in the nucleus in energy levels known as shells analogous to those of the electrons orbiting the nucleus. The number of protons in the nucleus determines the atom's atomic number and its position in the Periodic Table.
A tiny crystal or other particle, as one added to a solution or liquid to start crystallization
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 condition for relating or proceeding:
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:
The collection of cells that has developed from the fertilized egg of a vertebrate animal, before all the major organs have developed.
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.
An act of beginning; an initial effort:
The definition of a fetus is an unborn offspring of an animal with a vertebrae or human.
A coming into existence or use; beginning
(Countable) The egg of a domestic fowl as an item of food.
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