A concentrated deposit of phosphate polymer, lipid, and nucleoprotein occurring in many bacteria, algae, fungi, and protozoa, and having staining properties different from those of the surrounding protoplasm.
Inanimate Objects With Body IssuesRead more in this article about some frequently asked questions and fun facts related to our definitions.
How much talking does your body do?The phrase “body language” or nonverbal communication often gets tossed around. From public speaking to a first date, our movements and facial expressions say a lot about our feelings and intentions. Now, as we enter into political debate season, politicians’ body language will be under just as much scrutiny as their remarks, and if the candidates aren’t careful, they might misspeak without saying a word. …
- metacentric chromosome,
- metacentric height,
- metachromatic leukodystrophy,
- metachromatic stain,
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