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19 terms

"Origin of Scientific Terms" Set 3

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histology
branch of anatomy that deals with minute structures of animal and plant tissues
homeostasis
the maintenance of relatively stable internal physiological conditions in higher animals under fluctuating conditions
hydroponics
method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions in water without soil
hypertension
chronic medical condition in which blood pressure is elevated
hypokalemia
low amount of potassium in the blood
intracellular
existing, occurring, or functioning within a cell
interbreed
to breed together; crossbreed
isogenic
characterized by essentially identical genes
malnourishment
insufficient/excessive/imbalanced consumption of nutrients
mesogloea
noncellular, gelatinous material between the inner and outer body
metamorphosis
biological process by which an animal physically develops involving conspicuous and relatively abrupt change
neonatal
newborn baby
nephrology
branch of internal medicine and pediatrics dealing with the study of the function/diseases of the kidney
oogenesis
creation of an ovum
carcinoma
malignant cancer that arises from epithelial cells
orthodontist
a specialist in dealing with irregularities of the teeth and their correction
pachyderm
an organism of the pachydermatas, which are known for their thick skin
parenchyma
essential/distinctive tissue of an organ or an abnormal growth as distinguished from its supportive framework
telescope
tubular optical instrument for viewing distant things