PLTW-HBS Unit 1
Project Lead the Way-Human Body Systems, Unit 1 Vocab terms
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Situated toward the front of the body
Away from the body surface; more internal
Situated away from the point of attachment or origin or a central point; located away from the center of the body
The distinguishing character or personality of an individual
Situated below and closer to the feet than another and especially another similar part of an upright body especially of a human being
Of or relating to the side; especially of a body part
Lying or extending in the middle; especially of a body part
Situated at or toward the hind part of the body
Situated next to or near the point of attachment or origin or a central point
Anatomical terms that refer to specific visible landmarks on the surface of the body
Of, relating to, or located near the surface
Situated toward the head and further away from the feet than another and especially another similar part of an upright body especially of a human being
A group of body organs or structures that together perform one or more vital functions
Pertaining to the anterior or front side of the body; opposite of dorsal
Connective tissue in which fat is stored and which has the cells distended by droplets of fat
Bones of the limbs and limb girdles that are attached to the axial skeleton
The skeleton of the trunk and head
Animal tissue that functions mainly to bind and support other tissues, having a sparse population of cells scattered through an extracellular matrix
Sheets of tightly packed cells that line organs and body cavities
The proximal bone of the hind or lower limb that is the longest and largest bone in the human body, extends from the hip to the knee
The branch of physical anthropology in which anthropological data, criteria, and techniques are used to determine the sex, age, genetic population, or parentage of skeletal or biological materials in questions of civil or criminal law
The longest bone of the upper arm or forelimb extending from the shoulder to the elbow
A basin-shaped structure in the skeleton of many vertebrates that is formed by the pelvic girdle together with the sacrum and often various coccygeal and caudal vertebrae and that in humans is composed of the two hip bones bounding it on each side and in front while the sacrum and coccyx complete it behind
The skeleton of the head forming a bony case that encloses and protects the brain and chief sense organs and supports the jaws
The inner and usually larger of the two bones of the leg between the knee and ankle that articulates above with the femur and below with the talus -- called also shinbone
An integrated group of cells with a common structure and function
A polysaccharide obtained from seaweed that is used as the supporting medium in gel electrophoresis.
The measurement and analysis of unique physical or behavioral characteristics (as fingerprint or voice patterns) especially as a means of verifying personal identity.
Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)
A double-stranded, helical nucleic acid molecule capable of replicating and determining the inherited structure of a cell's proteins.
The separation of nucleic acids or proteins, on the basis of their size and electrical charge, by measuring their rate of movement through an electrical field in a gel.
A degradative enzyme that recognizes specific nucleotide sequences and cuts up DNA.
Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphisms (RFLPs)
Differences in DNA sequence on homologous chromosomes that can result in different patterns of restriction fragment lengths (DNA segments resulting from treatment with restriction enzymes).