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Aquatic

Definition adjective Of, relating to, or pertaining to water Supplement In biological context, the term aquatic is used to... Read More

Aquatic root

Aquatic root (Science: plant biology) roots that develop on stems above the normal position occupied by roots, in response... Read More

Primary productivity

Planet Earth is home to different types of life forms ranging from microscopic bacteria to giant whales and elephants. To... Read More

Plant Water Regulation

A plant requires water as an essential ingredient of photolysis, the photochemical stage of photosynthesis where water is... Read More

Protist

Protist Definition What is a protist? All protists are eukaryotes, i.e. organisms with a nucleus. However, they are... Read More

Parenchyma

Parenchyma Definition What does parenchyma mean? Let's define the word "parenchyma". Most of the functional tissues in... Read More

Brown algae

Brown algae are algal species characterized by being multicellular and having brown or greenish brown color. The color is... Read More

Rhizome

The rhizome is derived from the Greek word rhizoma, meaning "a bunch of roots". Usually, rhizomes are confused with roots;... Read More

Microalgae

Microalgae are microscopic algae. They are single-celled algae that may exist independently or in colonies. They are... 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

Hypotonic solution

Hypotonic Solution Definition What is a hypotonic solution? It refers to a solution that contains a lower amount of solute... Read More

Flora

Flora in Roman history refers to flowers. Flora was considered the god of spring for the Roman empire. In ecology, flora is... Read More

Microbe

Microbe Definition What is a microbe? How do we define microbes?  Microbes refer to microorganisms that cannot be seen by... Read More

Hydrophobic

Hydrophobic Definition The fear of mixing or reacting with water under a given set of reaction parameters is often referred... Read More

Charophyta

Charophyta is a taxonomic group (a phylum) comprised of green algae that live predominantly in freshwater habitats. Members... Read More

Statolith

Definition noun, plural: statoliths (zoology) An otolith, i.e. a crystalline particle of calcium carbonate and a protein... Read More

Hydrophyte

Definition noun, plural: hydrophytes (botany) Any plant adapted to grow wholly or partly submerged in water or wet habitats;... Read More