The smallest unit of a substance that can exist alone and retain the character of that ‘substance.
- Molecules, recombinant DNA
A combination of DNA molecules of different origin that are joined by using recombinant DNA technology.
- Mollaret meningitis
A rare form of aseptic meningitis characterized by a recurrent pattern with symptom-free intervals between episodes. Symptoms of Mollaret meningitis, which last from 1 to 7 days, include headache, neck ache, fever, and neck stiffness. With this type of meningitis, there is usually rapid onset of symptoms and resolution without residual damage to the nervous […]
An agent capable of killing snails and other mollusks or of controlling their growth.
1. Excessive attachment to mom. 2. Conversely, overprotective mothering. The term momism was coined by the American writer Philip Wylie (1902 – 1971) in his 1942 book A Generation of Vipers.
- Molluscum contagiosum
A contagious disease of the skin marked by the occurrence of rounded soft tumors of the skin caused by the growth of a virus (one that belongs to the virus family called the Poxviridae). The disease is characterized by the appearance of a few to numerous small, pearly, umbilicated downgrowths called molluscum bodies or condyloma […]