A technique which matches DNA sequences obtained from bodily fluids, in order to determine an individual's identity. Often used to determine possible genetic relations, or link a suspected criminal to a crime scene.
Biological science which deals with the phenomena of heredity and the variation between progenitors and offspring. ERIC9.
The branch of medicine dealing with the genital and urinary organs.
geodesic sensor net
A large number of electrodes that are placed on a person's head. Used to record weak electrical signals of the brain.
Large precision surveying instruments for measuring horizontal and vertical angles and consisting of a sighting telescope mounted that is free to rotate horizontally and vertically. Used for primary trigometrical survey of an area requiring great precision.
A type of compass that is used in Feng-Shui (sometimes translated as geomancy). Feng-Shui is a traditional Chinese practise that aims to align energy in positive ways in living spaces and the landscape.
Tiny organisms that cause disease. 'Germ' is now a term that is applied loosely to many micro-organisms, including bacteria, viruses and fungi.
The theory that germs cause disease, often by infection through the air. The germ theory was formally proven by Robert Koch in 1875.
A specialised vehicle, usually part of a set, for carrying long and heavy loads such as girders.
globe - cartographic sphere
Representations of the Earth, heavens, or another planet in the form of a ball
Coverings for the hand enclosing each finger separately, sometimes extending over the wrist and arm.
A medical device used to calculate the approximate concentration of glucose in the blood. It is commonly used by people with diabetes for home diagnosis and treatment.
The capital of the colonial Portuguese empire in Asia and East Africa which gained its independence from the Portuguese in 1961.
A popular 17th century remedy for various fever-like diseases, a goa stone consisting of various drugs made up in the form of a hard ball, from which a portion was scraped as required.
Drinking glass with a large bowl, of various shapes, resting on a stemmed foot.
Protective coverings for the eyes having special lenses with shields at the sides and sometimes projecting rims or eye tubes; may consist of two lenses or a single frame and either held in place by two sidepieces extending around the ears or a strap that passes around the back of the head.
An enlargement of the thyroid gland that is usually visible as a swelling of the neck. Simple goitre occurs when the thyroid gland is unable to meet the demands of the body.
An instrument for measuring angles, such as those made by joint movements.
A sexually transmitted infection that affects the genital membranes of either sex. Symptoms include a yellowish discharge from the genitals.
A label attached to goods in transit to indicate destination, consignee etc.