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An independent thing; that which contains in itself all the conditions essential to individuality; that which forms of itself a complete whole; medically, denoting a separate and distinct disease or condition.

Origin: L. Ens (ent-), being, pres. P. Of esse, to be

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Re: 6 fingers

... it were an intercalated extra digit (with the extra finger situated between the other fingers), the list would be much smaller and only a very few entities such as the Pallister-Hall syndrome and Greig syndrome (but there would usually be other things to see in either of these 2 syndromes). The ...

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by BrentElmer
Fri Jan 30, 2015 7:10 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: 6 fingers
Replies: 5
Views: 5907

Please answer: Group selection and Sociobiology

... a cultural analog to genetics for cultures called memetics, but long I've wondered if cultures aren't just constructs that are based on biological entities (genes). After all, all social phenomena and indeed society itself must somewhere begin in the human brain which is itself reducable to its ...

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by Veritophilia
Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:07 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Please answer: Group selection and Sociobiology
Replies: 1
Views: 1688

Living or not? (viruses,viroids and prions).

Out the body they act as crystaline non living entities which does not exhibit any form of life but once introduced to the human system they tend to use the cells nucleic acids and other conditions to replicate and multiplier thereby attaining the ...

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by Frederic
Tue Sep 17, 2013 3:06 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Living or not? (viruses,viroids and prions).
Replies: 15
Views: 18020

Help with biological metaphor?

... feed of each other and depend on each other. However, symbiosis does maybe not quite cut it, because to my knowledge, in a symbiosis the separate entities are feeding off each other, depend on each other (beneficial or otherwise), but they are still separate. They don't build a whole. The accounting ...

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by bebe13
Wed May 15, 2013 8:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help with biological metaphor?
Replies: 10
Views: 7025

cell specific markers

... basically single-letter variations in the human DNA sequence. In the past years, several million SNPs have been identified by private and public entities. The SNP Consortium (TSC), representing a group of large pharmaceutical companies and not-for-profit organisations, keeps a public database ...

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by MarkHolland
Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:16 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: cell specific markers
Replies: 3
Views: 8399
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