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Apple

Apple 1. The fleshy pome or fruit of a rosaceous tree (pyrus malus) cultivated in numberless varieties in the temperate... Read More

Sympatric speciation

Speciation is a process of evolution through which two different existing populations evolve and a distinct species form. It... Read More

Growth and Plant Hormones

Growth All living organisms begin in the same form: as a single cell. That cell will divide and the resulting cells will... Read More

Earth

Earth 1. (Science: astronomy) planet that is the third in order from the sun. It is one of the four inner or terrestrial... Read More

Tree

“The biological diversity is plenty if you look around yourself a little closely; with an eye for life!” … People... Read More

Melon

melon 1. (Science: botany) The juicy fruit of certain cucurbitaceous plants, as the muskmelon, watermelon, and citron melon;... Read More

Feedback mechanism

Feedback Mechanism Definition What is a feedback mechanism? A feedback mechanism is a physiological regulation system in a... Read More

Malic acid

Definition noun A dicarboxylic acid produced by a living organism, with a chemical formula: C4H6O5 Supplement Malic acid is... Read More

Malate

Definition noun An ester or a salt of malic acid Supplement Malate is the ionized form (an ester or a salt) of malic acid.... Read More

Lappet

Lappet a small decorative fold or flap, especially, of lace or muslin, in a garment or headdress. (Science: zoology) lappet... Read More

Mango

Mango Origin: pg. Manga, fr. Tamil mankay. 1. The fruit of the mango tree. It is rather larger than an apple, and of an... Read More

Fruit

Definition noun, plural: fruits (1) (botany) The seed-bearing structure in angiosperms formed from the ovary after... Read More

Binomial nomenclature

Binomial Nomenclature Definition Binomial nomenclature is a binomial system of naming a species. A binomial name is... Read More

Allopatric speciation

We can define speciation as a process by which the novel genetically independent group of organisms are formed through the... Read More

Accessory fruit

Definition noun, plural: accessory fruits A fruit that contains tissue derived from plant parts other than the... Read More

Cutin

Definition noun, plural: cutins (botany) A waxy polymer of hydroxy acids in the cuticle of plants (medicine) An animal... Read More

Heptose

Definition noun, plural: heptoses A seven-carbon monosaccharide or sugar Supplement Monosaccharides are the simplest form of... Read More

Fruits, Flowers, and Seeds

Flowering plants grow in a wide variety of habitats and environments. They can go from germination of a seed to a mature... Read More

Phenolase

Definition noun An oxidoreductase enzyme that catalyzes the oxidation of phenols and other related... Read More

Biodiversity in Your Backyard – It’s a Jungle Out There!

Here's a trick question: how many animals do you depend on every day to stay alive? How many plants? And what about other... Read More

Filtration

Filtration Definition What is filtration? Filtration is separating a solid from a fluid through a porous material that... Read More

Man

Man Origin: as. Mann, man, monn, mon; akin to os, D, & OHG. Man, g. Mann, Icel. Mathr, for mannr, dan. Mand, Sw. Man,... Read More

Pupil

pupil 1. A youth or scholar of either sex under the care of an instructor or tutor. Too far in years to be a pupil now.... Read More

Elephant

Elephant 1. (Science: zoology) a mammal of the order Proboscidia, of which two living species, Elephas Indicus and E.... Read More

Gum

Gum The dense tissues which invest the teeth, and cover the adjacent parts of the jaws. (Science: medicine) gum rash,... Read More

Tomato

tomato Origin: Sp. Or Pg. Tomate, of American Indian origin; cf. Mexican tomail. (Science: botany) The fruit of a plant of... Read More

Domain

Definition noun, plural: domains (1) (taxonomy) The highest taxonomic rank of organisms in which there are three groupings:... Read More

Vine

vine (Science: botany) Any woody climbing plant which bears grapes. Hence, a climbing or trailing plant; the long, slender... Read More

Souring

souring (Science: botany) Any sour... Read More

Peach

peach (Science: botany) A well-known high-flavored juicy fruit, containing one or two seeds in a hard almond-like endocarp... Read More

Balsam

Balsam 1. A resin containing more or less of an essential or volatile oil. The balsams are aromatic resinous substances,... Read More

Taste

taste 1. To try by the touch; to handle; as, to taste a bow. Taste it well and stone thou shalt it find. (Chaucer) 2. To try... Read More

Wine

wine 1. The expressed juice of grapes, especially. When fermented; a beverage or liquor prepared from grapes by squeezing... Read More

Vascular plants

Definition of Vascular plants The term 'vascular' is derived from the Latin word vāsculum, vās, meaning "a container and... Read More