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Mitochondria

membrane-bound organelle that is the site of aerobic respiration in the cell


Mitosis

the division of the nucleus that results in two diploid cells with exactly the same number and type of chromosomes as the parent cell


Mixed nerve

contains both sensory and motor fibres


Modified transudate

transudate with a high protein and cell content, as in inflammation. Eventually, modified transudate may become exudate


Monocyte

type of agranular white blood cell


Monogastric

stomach with only one compartment


Monosynaptic reflex

a reflex that only involves a single set of synapses


Motor fibres

nerve fibres that carry impulses away from the central nervous system


Multicellular

Organisms that consist of more than one cell


Multiparous

give birth to more than one offspring; litter-bearing



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