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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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/ˈbræntʃ/ Noun 1. A woody structural member connected to but not part of the central trunk of a tree (or sometimes a shrub). 2. A natural division of the stem of a large woody plant, especially a stem growing from the trunk or another stem of a tree or from the main or a secondary stem of a shrub....

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/brēT͟H/ Verb 1. Take air into the lungs and then expel it, esp. as a regular physiological process: “she was wheezing as she breathed”. (Google Dictionary) 2. Be or seem to be alive because of this: “at least I’m still breathing”. (Google Dictionary) Syn: respire, inhale Word Origin: From Middle English brethen (“to breathe, blow, exhale, odour”), from breth (“breath”). More at...

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Broca’s area

/ˈbrōkəz/ Noun 1. (Anatomy) An area of the frontal lobe of the brain associated with the control of speech. ( 2. A region of the brain concerned with the production of speech, located in the cortex of the dominant frontal lobe. (Google Dictionary) 3. A region of the hominid brain with functions linked to speech production....

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