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Anatomy Vocab #5

Anatomy/Physiology Vocabulary Words #101-125

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The albumin-like substance in connective tissue, cartilage, and bone. It is the source of gelatin. Collagen
Matter in a very finely divided state. Colloid
The large intestine. Colon
A receptor in the region of the eye that is sensitive to light of high intensity and color. Cone
A delicate layer of epithelium that covers the outer surface of the cornea and is continued as the lining of the eyelids. Conjunctiva
Tissue that supports and holds together various parts of the body. Connective Tissue
The raised area between two sulci. Convolutions
The transparent layer in the front of the eye, the outer surface of which is covered by the conjunctive. Cornea
A band of white matter that connects the two cerebral hemispheres. Corpus Collosum
A general term applied to the outer region of an organ. Cortex
A nerve that arises from the brain and passes to some region of the body. Cranial Nerve
The recombination of genes resulting from the twining of chromosomes during meiosis and their later separation. Crossing Over
The branch of the biological sciences that deals with the minute structures of cells. Cutology
The material lying within the cell membrane and outside the nucleus. Cytoplasm
The gas law which describes the effect of the pressure exerted individually. Dalton's Law of Partial Pressures
Removal of the amine (-NH2) group from an organic substance, especially from an amino acid. Deamination
A unit used to measure sound intensity (one-tenth of a bel). Decibel
Describing any structure which is lost during the normal growth period of an animal or plant. It is applied to the milk teeth or the leaves shed by a tree. Deciduous
The act of swallowing. Deglutition
In genetics, the loss of a part of a chromosome during meiosis. Deletion
The nerve cell process that carries impulses toward the cell body. Dendrite
The hard, bonelike material that forms the major part of a tooth. Dentine
A nucleic acid; basis for inheritance of characteristics. Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA)
A disease resulting from a failure by the pancreas to produce enough insulin. Diabetes Mellitus
The separation of a colloidal material from other substances through a semipermeable membrane. Dialysis
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