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Cassette

a light-proof container which holds X-ray film and intensifying screens in close contact

Catabolic reaction

a reaction in which chemical substances are broken down and energy is released


Cathode

negatively charged electrode which produces electrons

Cation

a positively charged particle


Caudal fermenter

herbivorous animal whose main microbial fermentation takes place in the large intestine


Cell

a structure bound by a plasma membrane, containing cytoplasm and organelles; the basic structural and functional unit of all living organisms.

Central Nervous System

the part of the nervous system that consists of the brain and the spinal cord


Centriole

an organelle composed of microtubules, that is involved in the formation of the spindle during mitosis


Centromere

the part of the chromosome to which spindle fibres attach during cell division


Cerebrospinal fluid

clear fluid produced in the choroid plexus of the ventricles of the brain. It is found in the brain and spinal cord. 



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