HyperDic: organic_process

English > 1 sense of the expression organic process:
NOUNprocessorganic process, biological processa process occurring in living organisms
English > organic process: 1 sense > noun 1, process
MeaningA process occurring in living organisms.
Synonymbiological process
NarrowerKrebs cycle, Krebs citric acid cycle, citric acid cycle, tricarboxylic acid cycleIn all plants and animals
adaptation, adaption, adjustmentThe process of adapting to something (such as environmental conditions)
agglutinationA clumping of bacteria or red cells when held together by antibodies (agglutinins)
aging, ageing, senescenceThe organic process of growing older and showing the effects of increasing age
anovulationThe absence of ovulation due to immaturity or post-maturity or pregnancy or oral contraceptive pills or dysfunction of the ovary
antisepsis, asepsisThe process of inhibiting the growth and multiplication of microorganisms
assimilation, absorptionThe process of absorbing nutrients into the body after digestion
autoregulation(physiology) processes that maintain a generally constant physiological state in a cell or organism
bacteriostasisInhibition of the growth of bacteria
blooming, bloomThe organic process of bearing flowers
bodily process, body process, bodily function, activityAn organic process that takes place in the body
carbon cycleThe organic circulation of carbon from the atmosphere into organisms and back again
catabolism, katabolism, dissimilation, destructive metabolismBreakdown in living organisms of more complex substances into simpler ones together with release of energy
cell division, cellular divisionThe process in reproduction and growth by which a cell divides to form daughter cells
crossing over, crossoverThe interchange of sections between pairing homologous chromosomes during the prophase of meiosis
cytokinesisorganic process consisting of the division of the cytoplasm of a cell following karyokinesis bringing about the separation into two daughter cells
defoliationThe loss of foliage
deossificationThe loss of the mineral content of bone tissue
digestionThe organic process by which food is converted into substances that can be absorbed into the body
eburnationA change that occurs in degenerative joint disease in which bone is converted into a dense smooth substance resembling ivory
ecchymosisThe escape of blood from ruptured blood vessels into the surrounding tissue to form a purple or black-and-blue spot on the skin
effacementshortening of the uterine cervix and thinning of its walls as it is dilated during labor
erythropoiesisThe process of producing red blood cells by the stem cells in the bone marrow
eutrophicationexcessive nutrients in a lake or other body of water, usually caused by runoff of nutrients (animal waste, fertilizers, sewage) from the land, which causes a dense growth of plant life
evolution, organic evolution, phylogeny, phylogenesis(biology) the sequence of events involved in the evolutionary development of a species or taxonomic group of organisms
expression(genetics) the process of expressing a gene
extravasationThe process of exuding or passing out of a vessel into surrounding tissues
gastrulationThe process in which a gastrula develops from a blastula by the inward migration of cells
glycogenesisThe formation in animals of glycogen from glucose
growth, growing, maturation, development, ontogeny, ontogenesis(biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically
hematopoiesis, haematopoiesis, hemopoiesis, haemopoiesis, hemogenesis, haemogenesis, hematogenesis, haematogenesis, sanguificationThe formation of blood cells in the living body (especially in the bone marrow)
heredityThe biological process whereby genetic factors are transmitted from one generation to the next
humificationThe process of the formation of humus from plant remains
hypostasis, epistasisThe suppression of a gene by the effect of an unrelated gene
implantation, nidation(embryology) the organic process whereby a fertilized egg becomes implanted in the lining of the uterus of placental mammals
inhibition(physiology) the process whereby nerves can retard or prevent the functioning of an organ or part
invagination, introversion, intussusception, infoldingThe folding in of an outer layer so as to form a pocket in the surface
involutionreduction in size of an organ or part (as in the return of the uterus to normal size after childbirth)
karyokinesisorganic process consisting of the division of the nucleus of a cell during mitosis or meiosis
keratinization, keratinisationorganic process by which keratin is deposited in cells and the cells become horny (as in nails and hair)
lymphopoiesisThe formation of lymphocytes in the bone marrow and lymph nodes and thymus and spleen
lysogenization, lysogenisationThe process by which a bacterium acquires a phage that becomes integrated into its genome
maturation, ripening, maturementComing to full development
metabolism, metabolic processThe organic processes (in a cell or organism) that are necessary for life
metamorphosis, metabolismThe marked and rapid transformation of a larva into an adult that occurs in some animals
nitrogen cycleThe circulation of nitrogen
nitrogen fixationThe assimilation of atmospheric nitrogen by soil bacteria and its release for plant use on the death of the bacteria
nondevelopmentfailure of normal development to occur
nutrition(physiology) the organic process of nourishing or being nourished
organificationThe process of organ formation
ossificationThe developmental process of bone formation
ovulationThe expulsion of an ovum from the ovary (usually midway in the menstrual cycle)
oxidative phosphorylationAn enzymatic process in cell metabolism that synthesizes ATP from ADP
parturition, birth, giving birth, birthingThe process of giving birth
pathologic process, pathological processAn organic process occurring as a consequence of disease
perennationThe process of living through a number of years (as a perennial plant)
preservationA process that saves organic substances from decay
protein folding, foldingThe process whereby a protein molecule assumes its intricate three-dimensional shape
quellung, quellung reactionThe swelling of the capsule surrounding a microorganism after reaction with an antibody
quickeningThe process of showing signs of life
regeneration(biology) growth anew of lost tissue or destroyed parts or organs
regulation(embryology) the ability of an early embryo to continue normal development after its structure has been somehow damaged or altered
replication(genetics) the process whereby DNA makes a copy of itself before cell division
reproductionThe process of generating offspring
resorption, reabsorptionThe organic process in which the substance of some differentiated structure that has been produced by the body undergoes lysis and assimilation
ripening, aging, ageingacquiring desirable qualities by being left undisturbed for some time
secretion, secernmentThe organic process of synthesizing and releasing some substance
segregation(genetics) the separation of paired alleles during meiosis so that members of each pair of alleles appear in different gametes
shedding, sloughingThe process whereby something is shed
summation(physiology) the process whereby multiple stimuli can produce a response (in a muscle or nerve or other part) that one stimulus alone does not produce
symphysisA growing together of parts or structures
synapsisThe side by side pairing of homologous maternal and paternal chromosomes at the start of meiosis
synizesis, synezesisThe contraction of chromatin towards one side of the nucleus during the prophase of meiosis
transcription(genetics) the organic process whereby the DNA sequence in a gene is copied into mRNA
transduction(genetics) the process of transfering genetic material from one cell to another by a plasmid or bacteriophage
translation(genetics) the process whereby genetic information coded in messenger RNA directs the formation of a specific protein at a ribosome in the cytoplasm
translocation(genetics) an exchange of chromosome parts
translocationThe transport of dissolved material within a plant
transpirationThe emission of water vapor from the leaves of plants
tumefactionThe process of tumefying
ulcerationThe process of ulcer formation
vascularization, vascularisationThe organic process whereby body tissue becomes vascular and develops capillaries
vesiculation, vesication, blisteringThe formation of vesicles in or beneath the skin
Broaderprocess, physical processA sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states
Spanishproceso biológico, proceso orgánico
Catalanprocés biològic

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