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Definition of bowel (noun)
form plural: bowels

the intestine

Examples
The bowel extends from the stomach to the anus.

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Definition of polysaccharide (noun)
form plural: polysaccharides

carbohydrate containing many sugar units

Examples
Polysaccharides are used for energy storage and as structural components in plant cell walls.

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Definition of venepuncture (noun)
form plural: venepunctures

the puncture of a vein in order to take blood

Examples
Blood is taken for testing by venipuncture.

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Definition of microfilaments (noun)
form: only plural

fibers located throughout the cytoplasm of a cell

Examples
Microfilaments are involved in muscle contraction in which they are moved by actin and myosin.

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Definition of organ (noun)
form plural: organs

collection of tissues that perform a specialized function

Examples
The pancreas is the organ that produces insulin.

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Definition of phosphate (noun)
form plural: phosphates

phosphoric acid in the salt or ester form

Examples
Creatine phosphate is an example of a phosphate.

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Definition of telophase (noun)
form: no plural

final stage of mitosis

Examples
Telophase comes after anaphase in the cell cycle.

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Definition of fermentation (noun)
form plural: fermentations

process in which organic compounds, particularly carbohydrates are broken down by enzymes to produce energy; anaerobic chemical reaction being related to the breakdown of energy-rich compounds like carbohydrates and sugar

Examples
Ethanol is made by a fermentation process.
Fermentation is related to the whole process involved in the breakdown of glucose like glycolysis and additional steps including ethanol and lactic acid.

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Definition of assay (verb)
forms: assayed; assayed; assaying

to find out how much of a substance is in a sample

Examples
The sample was assayed to see how much enzyme was left at the end of the experiment.

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Definition of ion (noun)
form plural: ions

charged atom or molecule

Examples
An ion is positive if it has lost electrons or negative if it has gained electrons.

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