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Organ

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noun, plural: organs

A group of tissues that perform a specific function or group of functions.


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Examples of animal organs are heart, lungs, brain, eye, stomach, spleen, bones, pancreas, kidneys, liver, intestines, skin, urinary bladder and sex organs.

Examples of plant organs are the roots, stems, leaves, flowers, seeds and fruits.


Word origin: L. Organum, Gr.; akin to work, and E. Work: cf. F. Organe.

Related terms: organism, organelle, organ system, eco-organ, gustatory organ, sense organ, organ of corti, organ specificity, olfactory organ, floating organ, wandering organ.


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reproductive sytem

... life, not just maintain existing life. But there are significant relationships between the reproductive system and other body systems. Name three organ systems that the reproductive system especially depends upon, and briefly explain that dependence. Then name two systems whose anatomy or physiology ...

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by angel92
Sun Feb 23, 2014 5:05 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: reproductive sytem
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reproductive system

... life, not just maintain existing life. But there are significant relationships between the reproductive system and other body systems. Name three organ systems that the reproductive system especially depends upon, and briefly explain that dependence. Then name two systems whose anatomy or physiology ...

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by angel92
Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:55 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: reproductive system
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Views: 2210

Re:

... become fertile male? Do you have any publications in support? ...When the dormant, right-side gonad is switched on, it develops into a male sex organ called an ovotestis. Scientists have found that an ovotestis will produce sperm and this sexually reversed hen will try to mate with other hens ...

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by enarees
Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:57 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Forced bird's parthenogenesis
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Views: 1755

My “Eureka” moment. A cure for cancer.

... Accordingly, normal cells which frequently divide - skin cells, intestinal wall cells, immune response cells, bone marrow cells, reproductive organ cells etc are tricked into stopping dividing temporarily, so long as the type H drug is administered. Type H drugs operate in a pharmaceutically ...

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by PeterDow
Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:14 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: My “Eureka” moment. A cure for cancer.
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Re: Energy; respiration and photosynthesis

... think this energy is in the wind, which is why in some make of wind mills, have a purpose to produce electricity .the wind mill is actually an organ to transform energy in the wind to electric energy. this is also the same for the energy in water, the reason, is why we have hydro dams........so ...

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by pathfinder
Wed Sep 11, 2013 2:07 am
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Energy; respiration and photosynthesis
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