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Ant

Ant Definition An ant is an insect belonging to the family Formicidae. It belongs to the order Hymenoptera, together with... Read More

Newly Discovered Exploding Ants – Colobopsis explodens

A new ant species, Colobopsis explodens, was recently identified. Similar to other exploding ant species, Colobopsis... Read More

Sauba ant

sauba ant (Science: zoology) A south American ant (Ecodoma cephalotes) remarkable for having two large kinds of workers... Read More

Petiole

Definition noun, plural: petioles (1) (botany) The stalk at the base of the leaf blade, attaching and supporting the leaf... Read More

Dominant

Dominant Definition The word dominant or dominant trait is commonly used in biology. The general meaning of dominant is to... Read More

Post-petiole

Definition noun (entomology) A distinctive characteristic of a group of ants in which another segment is present in the... Read More

Turf

turf Origin: AS. Turf; akin to D. Turf peat, G. Torf, OHG. Zurba turf, Sw. & Icel. Torf turf, peat, Dan. Torv, Skr.... Read More

Harvesting

Harvesting 1. (Science: cell culture) The collecting of cells, organisms, or the growth medium upon which an experimental... Read More

Horse

Horse 1. To provide with a horse, or with horses; to mount on, or as on, a horse. Being better horsed, outrode me. 2. To sit... Read More

Worker

worker 1. One who, or that which, works; a laborer; a performer; as, a worker in brass. Professors of holiness, but workers... Read More

Drivers

Driver 1. One who, or that which, drives; the person or thing that urges or compels anything else to move onward. 2. The... Read More

Driver

Driver 1. One who, or that which, drives; the person or thing that urges or compels anything else to move onward. 2. The... Read More

Obligate parasite

Parasitism is a form of symbiosis that occurs between a parasite and its host. The parasite is the organism that generally... Read More

Spider

spider 1. (Science: zoology) Any one of numerous species of arachnids comprising the order araneina. Spiders have the... Read More

Monoploid

Definition noun (genetics, cell biology) A cell or an organism consisting of one set of chromosomes adjective Of, or... Read More

Leaves

Leaves are highly efficient solar energy converters. They capture light energy and through the process of photosynthesis.... Read More

Arrhenotoky

Definition noun A form of parthenogenesis wherein male offspring develops from an unfertilized... Read More

Haplodiploidy

Definition noun A biological system of sex determination as observed in the Hymenopteran species (e.g. ants and bees) where... Read More

Monoploidy

Definition noun (genetics) The state of being monoploid, that is having one set of the chromosomes Supplement Ploidy refers... Read More

Synergistic effect

Synergistic Effects Definition Synergistic effects (biology definition): the effects when chemical substances or biological... Read More

Apt

Apt 1. Fit or fitted; suited; suitable; appropriate. They have always apt instruments. (Burke) A river . . . Apt to be... Read More

Entomology

Definition noun The scientific study of insects Supplement Entomology is a branch of biology dealing with the study of... Read More

Decomposer

Decomposer Definition The organisms that carry out the process of decay or break down of the dead organism are known as... Read More

Petiolate

Definition adjective (1) (botany) Having a petiole or leafstalk attaching the leaf blade to the stem. (2) (entomology)... Read More

Bug

Bug 1. A bugbear; anything which terrifies. Sir, spare your threats: The bug which you would fright me with i seek.... Read More

Pedicle

Definition noun, plural: pedicles (1) (botany) The stalk of a flower. (2) (entomology) The waist of the ant bearing one or... Read More

Rice

rice (Science: botany) A well-known cereal grass (oryza sativa) and its seed. This plant is extensively cultivated in warm... Read More

Pedicel

Definition noun, plural: pedicels (1) (botany) The stalk of a flower. (2) (entomology) The waist of the ant bearing one or... Read More

Sum

Sum 1. The aggregate of two or more numbers, magnitudes, quantities, or particulars; the amount or whole of any number of... Read More

Fluid

Fluid Having particles which easily move and change their relative position without a separation of the mass, and which... Read More

Umbrella

umbrella 1. A shade, screen, or guard, carried in the hand for sheltering the person from the rays of the sun, or from rain... Read More

Colony

Definition noun, plural: colonies (biology) Several individual organisms (especially of the same species) living together in... Read More

Insecta

Insecta 1. (Science: zoology) One of the classes of arthropoda, including those that have one pair of antennae, three pairs... Read More

Slave

slave 1. A person who is held in bondage to another; one who is wholly subject to the will of another; one who is held as a... Read More

Cis trans test

Cis trans test (Science: molecular biology) The complementation test with two or more interacting genes placed in cis and... Read More