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Meaning of centriole (noun)
form plural: entrioles

a structure found in the cell cytoplasm that plays a role in cell division

Example
The centriole forms asters during cell division.

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Meaning of fiber (noun)
form plural: fibers

indigestible cellulose in our food; roughage

Example
It is vital to eat enough fiber in the diet.

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Meaning of variation (noun)
form plural: variations

something that is different from a group; different from what is normal

Example
There is diurnal variation in blood pressure and temperature.

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Meaning of embryology (noun)
form: no plural

the study of how the embryo develops in the uterus

Example
Embryology helps us understand the anatomy of the body.

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Meaning of transpiration (noun)
form: no plural

the loss of water from plants through the stomata

Example
Transpiration takes place at the leaves.

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Meaning of hemiacetal (noun)
form: no plural

molecule containing an alkyl group

Example
When an equivalent of alcohol is added to an aldehyde or ketone, the product is hemiacetal.

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Meaning of symptomatic (adjective)
having symptoms

Example
We should treat the patient if he is symptomatic.

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Meaning of organelle (noun)
form plural: organelles

specialized structure which performs particular functions within a cell

Example
The nucleus is an example of an organelle.

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Meaning of hierarchy (noun)
form plural: hierarchies

a ranking system of organisation

Example
In the hierarchy of life at the bottom are single-celled organisms and at the top are complex organisms such as man.

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Meaning of beta pleated sheet (noun)
form plural: beta pleated sheets

secondary structure of a protein where the polypeptide chain forms a zigzag shape

Example
Fibrous proteins contain a beta-pleated sheet.

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