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acrocentric

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Applied to a chromosome in which the centromere is located nearer to one end than to the other. During the anaphase stage of cell division, movement of an acrocentric chromosome towards one...

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adelphoparasite

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A parasite (see parasitism) that has as its host a species closely related to itself, often within the same family or genus.

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alpha amino acid

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An amino acid in which the amino group is attached to the number two, or ‘alpha’ carbon, adjacent to the carboxyl group. Compounds of this type represent the basic building blocks of...

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aplanetism

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A condition in which no motile stage is formed.

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aplanogamete

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A non-motile gamete.

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bifurcate

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Forked, with two branches.

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binomial classification

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The systematic description of species by means of two names, both in Latin. The first name, with an initial capital letter, is that of the genus into which the species is placed, the second...

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biseriate

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Arranged in rows.

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blepharoplast

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A cylindrical basal body of flagellates that is composed of parallel peripheral rods connected to the axial filaments of flagella or cilia.

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bullate

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Bearing blister-like swellings; blister-like in appearance.

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