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Mycology

/mahy-kol-uh-jee/ Noun 1. Science that deals with the study of fungi (dictionary.com) 2. The branch of botany that studies fungi and fungus-caused diseases.The study of fungi and factors affecting these types of species. (biology-online.org) 3. Branch of biology concerned with the study of fungi, including their genetic and biochemical properties, their taxonomy and their use to humans as a source for tinder, medicinals (e.g., penicillin), food (e.g., beer, wine, cheese, edible mushrooms) and entheogens, as well as their dangers, such as poisoning or infection. (wikipedia.org) 4. The study of the structure, growth, function, Genetics, and reproduction of fungi, and mycoses. (online-medical-dictionary.org)   adj., mycological adj., mycologic n., mycologist   Word origin: Coined from Gk. “mykes,” fungus (from PIE base *(s)meuq- “to slip, slippery, slimy;” see mucus) + -logia...

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Myosin

/ˈmīəsən/ Noun, pl. myosins 1. Comprise a family of ATP-dependent motor proteins and are best known for their role in muscle contraction and their involvement in a wide range of other eukaryotic motility processes. They are responsible for actin-based motility. (wikipedia.org) 2. (Biochemistry) A large family of motor proteins found in eukaryotic tissues, allowing mobility in muscles. (wiktionary.org) 3. An albuminous body present in dead muscle formed in the process of coagulation which takes place in rigor mortis. (wiktionary.org) 4. The commonest protein in muscle; a globulin that combines with actin to form actomyosin. (wordnetweb.princeton.edu) 5. A fibrous globulin of muscle that can split ATP and that reacts with actin in muscle contraction to form actomyosin. (merriam-webster.com) 6. A fibrous protein that forms (together with actin) the contractile filaments of muscle cells and is also involved in motion in other types of cells. (Google...

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Mysticete

Noun, pl. mysticetes 1. Term for the taxon Mysticeti or any whale in that taxon; a mysticete is a whale that has baleen instead of teeth. Mysticetes are filter feeders, straining water through their baleen to capture prey items. Mysticetes include the largest of the whales, the fin and blue whales. The blue whale is the largest animal ever to have lived on earth. (onlinezoologists.com) 2. Any right whale, or whalebone whale. (biology-online.org) 3. Any of the baleen whales (of suborder Mysticeti)....

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