Tuesday, 21 September 2021, 5:39 AM
Site: Animal Class - E Learning and training for animal care
Course: Animal Class - E Learning and training for animal care (Animal Class)
Glossary: Glossary
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Abomasum

ruminant's 'true stomach', the fourth stomach chamber

Actin

thin, protein fibres in muscle

Acute

sudden onset

Adipose tissue

meshwork of fibres, mainly filled with fat cells

Aerobic respiration

chemical process that results in the formation of energy, carbon dioxide, heat and water from the combination of oxygen and glucose

Afferent

carrying towards a centre or area

Afferent nerves

conduct an impulse towards the central nervous system

Allele

different form of a particular gene

Altricial

animal or bird that is born in a helpless state, requiring care from the parents

Alveoli

groups of alveolar sacs in the lungs where gaseous exchange occurs; the plural of alveolus