noun, plural: processes
(general) A naturally occurring or designed sequence of changes of properties or attributes of an object or system.
(general) To perform or undergo a particular process.
(biology) Biological processes include:
- Cell adhesion
- Cell signaling or attachment
- Morphogenesis, cell growth and cellular differentiation
- Cell physiological processes
- Cell recognition
- Physiological processes
- Response to stimulus
- Interaction between organisms
- Fertilization, germination
(anatomy) Examples of processes include:
- the mastoid process
- the xyphoid process
- the acromion process
- the spinous process extends from rearward from the centre of each vertebra
- coracoid process
- vertebral transverse processes
Word origin: From Old French proces: journey, from Latin processus (past participle of procedere).
Related forms: processed (adjective).