2The taxonomic kingdom of lower plants (5)
4Receive by genetic transmission (9)
6Depending on free oxygen or air (7)
8(biochemistry) a long linear polymer of nucleotides found in the nucleus but mainly in the cytoplasm of a cell where it is associated with microsomes; it transmits genetic information from DNA to the cytoplasm and controls certain chemical processes in the cell (3)
9Any of various organs that synthesize substances needed by the body and release it through ducts or directly into the bloodstream (5)
10What an organism looks like as a consequence of its genotype (9)
13Of or relating to a territory (11)
15Primitive chlorophyll-containing mainly aquatic eukaryotic organisms lacking true stems and roots and leaves (4)
16A hollow muscular organ in the pelvic cavity of females; contains the developing foetus (6)
17(bacteriology) the product of cultivating micro-organisms in a nutrient medium (7)
20The sense organ for hearing and equilibrium (3)
21Attached directly by the base; not having an intervening stalk (7)
23(genetics) normal complement of sex chromosomes in a female (2)


1Birth control by the use of devices (diaphragm or intrauterine device or condom) or drugs or

surgery (13)
2A gonadotropic hormone that is secreted by the anterior pituitary and stimulates growth of Graafian follicles in female mammals, and activates sperm-forming cells in male mammals (3)
3Located between cells (13)
5(biochemistry) a long linear polymer found in the nucleus of a cell and formed from nucleotides and shaped like a double helix; associated with the transmission of genetic information (3)
6Living or active in the absence of free oxygen (9)
7The science that studies living organisms (7)
11A condition of regular or proper arrangement; Logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements (5)
12A leguminous plant of the genus Pisum with small white flowers and long green pods containing edible green seeds (4)
14Hormone secreted by the isles of Langerhans in the pancreas; regulates storage of glycogen in the liver and accelerates oxidation of sugar in cells (7)
18Radiation lying in the ultraviolet range; wave lengths shorter than light but longer than X rays (2)
19Oval reproductive body of a fowl (especially a hen) used as food (plural) (4)
20The organ of sight (3)
22Activities associated with sexual intercourse (3)
24(genetics) normal complement of sex hormones in a male (2)

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