Biotechnical research in plant breeding; the attempt to control plant evolution by genetic manipulation and gene splicing to provide desirable new varieties; such as, a (still experimental) strain of wheat with the soybean's capability of fertilizing its roots with airborne nitrogen.
Agrigeneticists have produced such new agricultural items as a redder, less watery commercial tomato and disease-resistant sugar cane.
A reference to sleeplessness or insomnia.
akinaesthetic, akinesthetic (adjective)
; more akinaesthetic, more akinesthetic; most akinaesthetic, most akinesthetic
The absence or loss of movements: Jeff, the akinaesthetic patient, experienced disorienting situations because he could not experience motions with any part of his body.
Without movement, or without much movement.
A term used in neurology to denote the absence (or poverty) of movement.
A substance that reduces fever; antipyretic.
Painful; causing or pertaining to pain.
, more allesthetic, most allesthetic
A reference to the sensation of a stimulus in one limb which is referred to the contralateral (opposite) limb: Raymond was confused by the allesthetic pain that occurred in his right foot when it was his left shoe that was too tight and pinching his foot.
allesthetics, allaesthetics (noun) (plural form used as a singular)
Physical conditions whereby there are disorders of sensations in which stimuli are perceived as at points on the body that are in fact completely away from the points being stimulated: Mark decided to specialize in the neuroscience area of allesthetics, hoping to work with victims who are not able to determine where feelings of touches are actually located.
1. Passive or reflex movement other than controlled motion.
2. Involuntary, or another, movement which is not intended.
1. A reference to factors acting from outside the system, or of material transported into an area from outside.
2. Having different sets of genes or differing in genotype.
1. Moving passively; drifting, as plankton.
2. Pertaining to passive or reflex movement.
A reference to a bivalve ligament, extending both before and behind the beak.
anachoresis, anachoretic, anachoric
1. A collection or deposit of particles at a place; such as, of bacteria or metals that have localized out of the bloodstream in areas of an inflammation.
2. The attraction to and a deposition within an inflammatory lesion of microbes or metal particles.
anaesthetic, anesthetic (s) (noun)
; anaesthetics, anesthetics (pl)
1. A drug or an agent that is capable of producing a complete or partial insensibility or loss of bodily sensations or feelings: Depending on the type of action, an anesthetic
is subdivided into general and local applications.
There are anesthetics consisting of various drugs that can cause loss of feelings; such as, procaine or ether.
2. A medication that is administered locally or generally and produces a loss of sensation or awareness: When Angie had her appendix removed, she was given a general anesthetic
Egotism is an internally-generated anesthetic which enables a conceited person to live painlessly with himself.