The Science A-Z

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  1. TFScientist profile image87
    TFScientistposted 6 years ago

    http://s2.hubimg.com/u/5955793_f248.jpg
    I will start it off:
    A is for Atmosphere

    1. Lovely 7 profile image66
      Lovely 7posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Amino acid
      Bacteria
      Chromosome
      DNA
      Embryo
      Flagella
      Gene
      Hormone
      Immunity
      Jaundice
      Karyotype
      Lysozyme
      Mutation
      Natural Selection
      Ovule
      Plasmid
      Quantitative Trait Locus (QTL)
      RNA
      Spore
      Telomere
      Uracil
      Virus
      Watson strand
      Xeroderma pigmentosum
      Yeast Artificial Chromosome (YAC)
      Zygote

      1. TFScientist profile image87
        TFScientistposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Impressive! smile

  2. bloggernotjogger profile image59
    bloggernotjoggerposted 6 years ago

    B is for Biochemistry

  3. Kris Heeter profile image76
    Kris Heeterposted 6 years ago

    C is for Calmodulin  (binds calcium  - another C)

  4. leahlefler profile image97
    leahleflerposted 6 years ago

    D is for Dextrose.

  5. bloggernotjogger profile image59
    bloggernotjoggerposted 6 years ago

    E is for evolution.

  6. dipless profile image79
    diplessposted 6 years ago

    F is for Fisics wink oooops that's not right F is for fluorine

  7. Kris Heeter profile image76
    Kris Heeterposted 6 years ago

    G is for Glutamate

  8. bloggernotjogger profile image59
    bloggernotjoggerposted 6 years ago

    H is for Hadrosaur.

  9. couturepopcafe profile image61
    couturepopcafeposted 6 years ago

    I - Ideoplasm:  a hypothetical structural unit of germ plasm.

    (It's a good idea to add the definition so we can all learn something!)

  10. bloggernotjogger profile image59
    bloggernotjoggerposted 6 years ago

    OK, sounds good.

    Hadrosaurs are the cattle of the dinosaur world. They are better known as the duck-billed dinosaurs.

    J is for Java Man

    Java man is the name for the fossils of human remains found in Java, of course.
    It may have evolved from Homo Erectus.

  11. couturepopcafe profile image61
    couturepopcafeposted 6 years ago

    K - Krypton - A whitish inert gaseous element used in gas discharge lamps.  Atomic #36, atomic weight 83.8, melting point -156.6C, boiling point -152.3C, density 3.73 grams per liter

  12. leahlefler profile image97
    leahleflerposted 6 years ago

    L is for Legionella, the gram negative bacterium responsible for Legionnaire's Disease.

  13. TFScientist profile image87
    TFScientistposted 6 years ago

    M is for mitosis and meiosis - the two types of nuclear division

  14. bloggernotjogger profile image59
    bloggernotjoggerposted 6 years ago

    N is for nanotechnology.

    Instead of taking a piece of material and grinding it down to parts the size of microns, nanotech attempts to assemble materials from the ground up, atom by atom, thus building substances with incredible integrity.

    The number of applications for this upcoming technology appears to be infinite.

    1. couturepopcafe profile image61
      couturepopcafeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Wow!!!!!

      O - Opium: Strongly addictive drug produced from the dried juice of unripe poppy pods.  Contains alkaloids such as morphine, nicotine, codiene, and paperavine.

      1. lobobrandon profile image89
        lobobrandonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        P for plasma (the blood fluid and not stars tongue)

  15. couturepopcafe profile image61
    couturepopcafeposted 6 years ago

    Oh, goody, I get Q.

    Q - Quantum Liquid - (Even though this may fall under 'Math').

    A fluid exhibiting thermal, conductive or kinetic behavior attributable to the quantum statistics obeyed by the particles of the fluid.

  16. bloggernotjogger profile image59
    bloggernotjoggerposted 6 years ago

    OK, I had to look that one up. Pretty freaky.

    Quantum liquid is a state (ie gas, liquid , solid) where matter at extremely high pressures and low temperatures cause the electrons to condense. And this enables electricity to flow without any voltage?

    Thank you for that. Now I have something to think about for the rest of the day.smile

    1. couturepopcafe profile image61
      couturepopcafeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I know.  I was tempted to put a head scratching 'Huh?' at the end.

  17. Kris Heeter profile image76
    Kris Heeterposted 6 years ago

    R is for Red Blood Cell

  18. Greek One profile image73
    Greek Oneposted 6 years ago

    Sexology

    1. couturepopcafe profile image61
      couturepopcafeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      The study of human sexual behavior.  (Lest anyone thinks you jest.)

      1. Eranofu profile image77
        Eranofuposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        He is jesting but in a scientific way. tongue

  19. couturepopcafe profile image61
    couturepopcafeposted 6 years ago

    T - Thigmotaxis: movement of an organism in response to a direct tactile stimulus. 

    It can be said that what occurs during 'S' may be the direct result of 'T'

  20. Greek One profile image73
    Greek Oneposted 6 years ago

    Urology

  21. Greek One profile image73
    Greek Oneposted 6 years ago

    (i confine my scientific terms to the middle portion of the human body)

  22. Greek One profile image73
    Greek Oneposted 6 years ago

    .and with that...

    "Vulva"

  23. leahlefler profile image97
    leahleflerposted 6 years ago

    Funny, the first thought that came to my mind was "vasectomy."

  24. leahlefler profile image97
    leahleflerposted 6 years ago

    West Nile Virus. A lovely little retrovirus that can cause a febrile syndrome or encephalitis (severe form).

    Almost designed an ELISA kit for it, but the market research showed we wouldn't sell enough to make it worth it. Bummer.

  25. bloggernotjogger profile image59
    bloggernotjoggerposted 6 years ago

    X is for x-rays.

    Not quite as lethal as gamma rays but you still better get behind some lead.

  26. AliciaC profile image97
    AliciaCposted 6 years ago

    Y is for Yttrium, element 39 in the periodic table. It could also stand for yellow bone marrow or for Y chromosome.

  27. bloggernotjogger profile image59
    bloggernotjoggerposted 6 years ago

    Z is for zoology.

    the study of animals.

    I´ll start again.

    A is for australopithicus afarensis.

    The beginning of bipedalism and the closest relative of the australopithicines to Homo.

  28. leahlefler profile image97
    leahleflerposted 6 years ago

    B is for blastocyst, an early stage in human embryo development,when the cells form a hollow sphere-like structure. At this stage, the cells are pluripotent, which means they can form any tissue in the human body.

    1. couturepopcafe profile image61
      couturepopcafeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Awesome A & B!

      C - Cerebrospinal fluid: serumlike fluid that bathes the lateral ventricles of the brain and the cavity of the spinal cord. 

      One of the end results of B - blastocyst.

    2. couturepopcafe profile image61
      couturepopcafeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Awesome A & B!

      C - Cerebrospinal fluid: serumlike fluid that bathes the lateral ventricles of the brain and the cavity of the spinal cord. 

      One of the end results of B - blastocyst.

  29. bloggernotjogger profile image59
    bloggernotjoggerposted 6 years ago

    D is for Deoxyribonucleic acid.

    no explanation necessary smile

  30. Kris Heeter profile image76
    Kris Heeterposted 6 years ago

    E is for Endoplasmic Reticulum

  31. dipless profile image79
    diplessposted 6 years ago

    F is for Fulcrum

    which is the support about which a lever pivots, maybe not quite 'science' enough

    1. TFScientist profile image87
      TFScientistposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      bending the rules again, dipless? I expect more from you

      1. dipless profile image79
        diplessposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Cheeky bugger :p you like to bend them rules too wink

  32. leahlefler profile image97
    leahleflerposted 6 years ago

    Oh, goody! I get G!

    Golgi Apparatus (a cellular organelle responsible for absorbing vesicles from the rough endoplasmic reticulum).

  33. TFScientist profile image87
    TFScientistposted 6 years ago

    H is for haemoglobin - a globular protein that carries oxygen and carbon dioxide in red blood cells. Also makes your blood look that lovely attractive red

  34. TFScientist profile image87
    TFScientistposted 6 years ago

    I is for isobologram - an analytical tool for determining combination effects of drugs: additive, antagonistic or synergistic

  35. profile image49
    Jesus was a hippoposted 6 years ago

    J is for jelly beans in a test tube

  36. bloggernotjogger profile image59
    bloggernotjoggerposted 6 years ago

    K is for Kinetodelusion.
    A mental disease that expresses itself in an animated and often physical form of deluded behavior.
    Often seen in people walking around carrying jelly beans in test tubes.

  37. dipless profile image79
    diplessposted 6 years ago

    L is for Lithosphere which is the rigid outermost shell of a rocky planet.

  38. bloggernotjogger profile image59
    bloggernotjoggerposted 6 years ago

    M is for Mitochondria.

    Symbiotic organisms that live within our cells. They produce the energy that fuels our muscles.

  39. RJ68 profile image60
    RJ68posted 6 years ago

    N is for smal amounts of nitrate needed in your body.

  40. dipless profile image79
    diplessposted 6 years ago

    Ossification,or osteogenesis, is the process of laying down new bone material by cells called osteoblasts

    A Lot of O's there :p

  41. Kris Heeter profile image76
    Kris Heeterposted 6 years ago

    P is for "proneural" - can refer to proneural genes or proneural cells. 

    These are either genes involved in neurogenesis or clusters of cells destined to become neurons or other neural cells.

  42. TFScientist profile image87
    TFScientistposted 6 years ago

    Q is for Quark - an elementary particle; one of the building blocks of matter

  43. dipless profile image79
    diplessposted 6 years ago

    R is for "Refraction" Which is the bending of a wave due to a chance in it's speed.

  44. TFScientist profile image87
    TFScientistposted 6 years ago

    S is for Senescence - the process of cellular ageing, perhaps linked to telomere length (and no I haven't stolen T)

  45. Kris Heeter profile image76
    Kris Heeterposted 6 years ago

    T is for Tubulin  (class of proteins that makes up mircrotubules...microtubules are the spindles that help pull chromosomes apart during division and also the tubules that protein cargo is transported on throughout the cell)

  46. AliciaC profile image97
    AliciaCposted 6 years ago

    U is for uracil, a nitrogenous base that is present in RNA but not in DNA.

  47. RJ68 profile image60
    RJ68posted 6 years ago

    V is for virus - a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of organisms

  48. Silwen profile image79
    Silwenposted 6 years ago

    W - watt (unit of power).

  49. TFScientist profile image87
    TFScientistposted 6 years ago

    X is for Xenobiotic - a drug or chemical substance that is usually foreign to the organism's body

  50. Kris Heeter profile image76
    Kris Heeterposted 6 years ago

    Y is for "yellow+"  - one of the most common genetic markers in Drosophila  (codes for body color).  Drosophila (fruit flies) is one of the most commonly studied organisms for disease biology.   The lowly fruit fly can get cancer and Alzheimer's just like we do:)

 
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