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Definition of nucleus (noun)
form: no plural

part of cell that contains RNA and DNA

Examples
The nucleus controls what happens in the cell.

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Definition of salivary gland (noun)
form plural: salivary glands

gland releasing fluid secretion called spittle or saliva

Examples
The salivary gland secretes saliva into the mouth.

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Definition of simultaneously (adverb)
at the same time

Examples
Many different biological processes occur simultaneously in the body.

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Definition of salivary amylase (noun)
form: no plural

enzyme hydrolyzing starch into sugar

Examples
Saliva consists of salivary amylase which hydrolyzes only a small amount of food, since it only occurs in the mouth.

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Definition of episodic (adjective)
occurring at separate times

Examples
The patient suffered episodic epileptic attacks.

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Definition of gastroenteritis (noun)
form: no plural

infection of the gut causing diarrhea and vomiting

Examples
Gastroenteritis may cause dehydration.

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Definition of generalized (adjective)
forms: more generalized; most generalized; less generalized

involving a large number of people or things

Examples
The disease started out as a local infection but later became generalized and the patient died.

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Definition of allergen (noun)
form plural: allergens

a substance that causes an allergic reaction

Examples
Pollen, animal dander and dust mites can all be allergens.

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Definition of sensitive (adjective)
forms: more sensitive; most sensitive; less sensitive; least sensitive

able to pick up changes in the environment and react to them

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The pupil of the eye is sensitive to light changes.

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Definition of brachial (adjective)
relating to the arm (or similar vestige in other organisms)

Examples
The brachial artery supplies the arm with blood.

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