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  • 1 sheath — 1. Any enveloping structure, such as the membranous covering of a muscle, nerve, or blood vessel. Any sheathlike structure. SYN: vagina (1). 2. The prepuce of male animals, especially of the horse. 3. A specially designed tu …

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  • 2 vaginate — 1. To ensheathe; to enclose in a sheath. 2. Ensheathed; provided with a sheath. * * * vag·i·nate (vajґĭ nāt) enclosed in a sheath …

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  • 3 sheathe — v. a. 1. Put into a sheath, enclose in a sheath. 2. Cover, case. 3. Cover up, hide …

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  • 4 invaginate — verb a) To fold up or enclose into a sheath like or pouch like structure, either naturally or as part of a surgical procedure. b) To turn or fold inwardly …

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  • 5 skeleton — skeletonless, adj. skeletonlike, adj. /skel i tn/, n. 1. Anat., Zool. the bones of a human or an animal considered as a whole, together forming the framework of the body. 2. any of various structures forming a rigid framework in an invertebrate.… …

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  • 6 Evolutionary history of plants — Plants have evolved through increasing levels of complexity, from the earliest algal mats, through bryophytes, lycopods, ferns and gymnosperms to the complex angiosperms of today. While the simple plants continue to thrive, especially in the… …

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  • 7 sound reception — Introduction       response of an organism s aural mechanism, the ear, to a specific form of energy change, or sound waves. Sound waves can be transmitted through gases, liquids, or solids, but the hearing function of each species is particularly …

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  • 8 Fascia — A flat band of tissue below the skin that covers underlying tissues and separates different layers of tissue. Fascia encloses muscles. Inflammation of the fascia is referred to as fasciitis. Fascia is the Latin word for band or bandage. * * * A… …

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  • 9 space — Any demarcated portion of the body, either an area of the surface, a segment of the tissues, or a cavity. SEE ALSO: area, region, zone. SYN: spatium [TA]. [L. spatium, room, s.] alveolar dead s …

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  • 10 sheathe — [[t]ʃið[/t]] v. t. sheathed, sheath•ing 1) to put (a sword, dagger, etc.) into a sheath 2) to plunge (a sword, dagger, etc.) into something as if in a sheath 3) to enclose in or as if in a casing or covering 4) bui to cover or provide with a… …

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  • 11 angiosperm — /an jee euh sperrm /, n. Bot. a plant having its seeds enclosed in an ovary; a flowering plant. Cf. gymnosperm. [ANGIO + SPERM] * * * ▪ plant Introduction       any member of the more than 300,000 species of flowering plants (division Anthophyta) …

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  • 12 sheathe — sheather, n. /sheedh/, v.t., sheathed, sheathing. 1. to put (a sword, dagger, etc.) into a sheath. 2. to plunge (a sword, dagger, etc.) in something as if in a sheath. 3. to enclose in or as if in a casing or covering. 4. to cover or provide with …

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  • 13 Poaceae — ▪ plant family Introduction formerly called  Gramineae        grass family of monocotyledonous flowering plants, a division of the order Poales. The Poaceae are the world s single most important source of food. They rank among the top five… …

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  • 14 Antebrachial fascia — Latin fascia antebrachii Gray s subject #125 445 Deep fascia of the forearm redirects here. For Deep fascia of the arm, see Brachial fascia. The antebrachial fascia (or antibrachial fascia, deep fascia of fore …

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  • 15 sheathe — /ʃið / (say sheedh) verb (t) (sheathed, sheathing) 1. to put (a sword, etc.) into a sheath. 2. to plunge (a sword, etc.) in something as if in a sheath. 3. to enclose in or as in a casing or covering. 4. to cover or provide with a protective… …

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  • 16 Seed — A seed Audio IPA|en us seed.ogg|/ˈsiːd/ (in some plants, referred to as a kernel) is a small embryonic plant enclosed in a covering called the seed coat, usually with some stored food. It is the product of the ripened ovule of gymnosperm and… …

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  • 17 Bract — In botany, a bract is a modified or specialized leaf. Bracts are ordinarily associated with reproductive structures (subtending flowers, inflorescence axes, or cone scales). They are ordinarily reduced in size relative to foliage leaves, or of a… …

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  • 18 Crural fascia — Cross section through middle of leg. Latin fascia cruris Gray s …

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  • 19 case — 1. n. 1 an instance of something occurring. 2 a state of affairs, hypothetical or actual. 3 a an instance of a person receiving professional guidance, e.g. from a doctor or social worker. b this person or the circumstances involved. 4 a matter… …

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  • 20 Abdomen — Female Belly In vertebrates such as mammals the abdomen (belly) constitutes the part of the body between the thorax (chest) and pelvis. The region enclosed by the abdomen is termed the abdominal cavity. In arthropods it is the most distal section …

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