BACKCROSSING

n. refers to the crossbreeding a hybrid animal or plant with a member of the genetic line from which the hybrid was originally derived....

BAD BREAST

in the psychoanalytic theory of Melanie Klein, this refers to the mental representation (see introjection) of the mother's breast as being unsatisfying. According to...

BALANCING

refers to a statistical procedure that is commonly used for adjusting estimates of effects. This method takes into account the nonorthogonal structure of an...

BAQUET

n. a large covered container filled with water, ground glass, and magnetized iron filings, along with bottles and metal rods protruding from this contraption....

BARONA EQUATION

n. an equation which basically measures and predicts IQ. It makes use of demographic variables like age, gender, education, and occupation. Primarily, it is...

BASAL METABOLISM

n. minimum amount of energy required to sustain life in a body which is at rest. This includes all vital functions but excludes digestion...

BASIC MISTAKE

n. in psychology, a factor attributed to Austrian psychotherapist Alfred Adler. One that arises during early childhood, it is a feeling of being inferior...

BASKET CELL

n. any of a number of neurons located in the cerebellum. So-named because their axons terminate to form a basket-like network around neighboring cells...

BATTLEGARRISON DIMENSIONS

n. the dimensions of a mission when viewed as to risk (low to high) and as to type (routine to unique). The operational settings...

BECKWITH-WIEDEMANN SYNDROME

n. an overgrowth-related disorder which stems from a problem with insulin growth factor 2. In line with gene encoding, this traces back to...

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