Alternate spelling of pinguecula. Irrespective of spelling, the accent is on the second syllable which is pronounced gwek.
Abbreviation for PTEN-induced kinase.
Also called conjunctivitis. Redness or irritation of the conjunctivae, the membranes on the inner part of the eyelids and the membranes covering the whites of the eyes. These membranes react to a wide range of bacteria, viruses, allergy-provoking agents, irritants and toxic agents. Viral and bacterial forms of conjunctivitis are common in childhood. The leading […]
The ear or, to be more precise, the part of the ear that projects like a little wing from the head. In Latin, pinna means wing.
1. Like the pinna, the part of the ear that projects (“wings out”) from the head. 2. Like a feather or leaf with similar parts arranged symmetrically on opposite sides of a central axis. From the Latin pinnatus meaning winged or feathered, from the Latin pinna meaning a wing or feather.
A cellular process that permits the active transport of fluid from outside the cell through the membrane surrounding the cell into the inside of the cell. In pinocytosis, tiny incuppings called caveolae (little caves) in the surface of the cell close and then pinch off to form pinosomes, little fluid-filled bubbles, that are free within […]