Something capable of choosing its own food.
Loss of subcutaneous fat, which may be total, congenital, and associated with hepatomegaly, excessive bone growth, and insulin-resistant diabetes.
1. Any disturbance of fat metabolism.
2. A group of conditions due to defective metabolism of fat, resulting in the absence of subcutaneous fat, that may be congenital or acquired and partial or total.
3. Any of various disorders of fat metabolism; intestinal lipodystrophy, a rare disease of uncertain etiology, chiefly of middle-aged men, presenting with joint pains, steatorrhea, wasting, and lymph node enlargement.
An organism whose carbon needs are satisfied by carbon dioxide.
Having a stimulating action on the development and function of the corpus luteum.
Nourishment of the tissues by lymph in parts devoid of blood vessels.
An acidophilic cell of the adenohypophysis that produces prolactin.
Having a stimulating effect upon the development, growth, or function of the mammary glands.
Atrophy or wasting away of the breasts.
An organism that requires complex organic sources of carbon and nitrogen for growth.
Denoting the ability to undertake anabolism or to obtain nourishment from varied sources, i.e., both nitrogenous and carbonaceous organic matter.
Protozoans; such as, ciliates and flagellates.
In the various oligotrophic waters in which stromatolites exist, the microheterotrophs are reliant on the photosynthetic community as a main source of organic matter. Therefore, autotrophic production indirectly controls microbially mediated precipitation and stromatolite formation in these shallow marine environments.