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Noun 1. Branch of biology that deals with the study of plants. ( 2. A discipline of biology, the science of plant life. ( 3. The study of the origin, structure, development, growth, function, genetics, and reproduction of plants. (   Syn: plant science, plant biology Word origin: from Ancient Greek βοτάνη botane, “pasture, grass, or fodder” and that from βόσκειν boskein, “to feed or to...

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Bowman’s Capsule

/ˈbōmənz/ Noun, pl. Bowman’s capsules 1. A capsule-shaped membranous structure surrounding the glomerulus of each nephron in the kidneys of mammals that extracts wastes, excess salts, and water from the blood. (Google Dictionary) 2. (Anatomy) a cup-like sac at the beginning of the tubular component of a nephron in the mammalian kidney that performs the first step in the filtration of blood to form urine. ( Syn: capsula glomeruli, glomerular...

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