a colloidal extract of algae; used especially in culture media and as a gelling agent in foods
a state of equilibrium
A cylindrical container with a beak-like spout that makes pouring liquids easier (see image card).
A prefix meaning one hundredth.
compound light microscope
A light microscope uses a beam of visible light to illuminate and contrast the object being viewed through the scope.
cover glass: a small and very thin piece of glass used to cover the specimen on a microscope slide.
a prefix meaning one tenth.
In an equation, the variable whose value depends on one or more variables in the equation; In sciences, an outcome measured to see the effectiveness of the treatment
Flask with a flat base, a conical body, and a cylindrical neck, named after Emil Erlenmyer.
A glass flask used in a laboratory for holding chemical liquids and solutions. Normally with a round bottom for uniform heating
Hinged instrument used for grasping and holding objects. Forceps are used when fingers are too large to grasp small objects
A piece of of laboratory equipmentused to accurately measure out volumes of objects for use in labs
The ability of a system or living organism to adjust its internal environment to maintain a stable equilibrium
a variable whose values are independent of changes in the values of other variables
a prefix meaning 1000.
the decimal measuring system with the metre, litre, and gram (or kilogram) as units of length, volume and mass
Prefix meaning one one-thousandth, as in milligram, a thousandth of a gram
a shallow glass or plastic cylindrical lidded dish that biologists use to culture cells
A small glass tube, often with an enlargement or bulb in the middle, and usually graduated
scanning electron microscope
An electron-beam-based microscope used to examine, in a three dimensional screen image, the surface structure of prepared specimens
a small flat rectangular piece of glass on which specimens can be mounted for microscopic study
the theory that life began from nonliving matter
a glass tube, rounded at one end and open at the other; used for small-scale laboratory tests; produced in a test tube; conceived or developed in vitro by artificial insemination
transmission electron microscope
uses a beam of highly energetic electrons to examine objects very closely on a fine scale.