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  1. Pollen count Pollen count
    Pollen count: The number of pollen grains landing on a given area during a specified time. The count is taken by a spinning rod that moves through the air at certain intervals. The pollen grains that stick to the rod are specially stained and examined through the microscope. Technically, pollen gra...
  2. Pollenosis Pollenosis
    Pollenosis: See: Pollinosis....
  3. Pollex Pollex
    Pollex: The thumb. Pollex is derived from the Latin pollere, to be strong, because in a contest of strength the thumb wins over the other fingers. Plural: pollices. The Romans used pollex for both the thumb and the big toe. In anatomy, the thumb is the pollex while the big toe is called the hallux....
  4. Pollices Pollices
    Pollices: The thumbs. The plural of pollex. See: Pollex....
  5. Pollinosis Pollinosis
    Pollinosis: 1. Hay fever in response to pollen. 2. Hay fever in response to any allergen. See: Hay fever....
  6. Polonies Polonies
    Polonies: See: Polony....
  7. Polony Polony
    Polony: A tiny colony of DNA, about one micron in diameter. The word "polony" is a contraction of "polymerase colony." To create polonies, a solution containing dispersed DNA fragments is poured onto a microscope slide. An enzyme called DNA polymerase is added. It causes each fragment to copy itsel...
  8. Poly- Poly-
    Poly-: 1) Prefix meaning much or many For example, polycystic means characterized by many cysts. 2) Short form for polymorphonuclear leukocyte, a type of white blood cell....
  9. Poly1 isomerase Poly1 isomerase
    Poly1 isomerase: An enzyme also known as Pin1. See: Pin1....
  10. Polyarteritis nodosa Polyarteritis nodosa
    Polyarteritis nodosa: An autoimmune disease (immune system attacking its own body) characterized by spontaneous inflammation of the arteries (arteritis) of the body. Because arteries are involved, the disease can affect any organ of the body, most commonly muscles, joints, intestines, nerves, kidney...
  11. Polyarticular Polyarticular
    Polyarticular: Involving many joints. As opposed to monoarticular (affecting just one joint). From the Latin "articulus," meaning a joint....
  12. Polycentric Polycentric
    Polycentric: Having two or more centers. Polycentric disease is usually referred to as multicentric disease. See also: Multifocal....
  13. Polychlorinated biphenyls Polychlorinated biphenyls
    Polychlorinated biphenyls: See: PCBs....
  14. Polychlorocamphene Polychlorocamphene
    Polychlorocamphene: See: Toxaphene....
  15. Polyclonal Polyclonal
    Polyclonal: Derived from different cells. As opposed to monoclonal....