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Definition noun The observable response or reaction of an organism, an individual, or a system to a... Read More

Molar behaviour

molar behaviour (Science: psychology) behaviour described in large response units rather than smaller ones. Compare:... Read More

Molecular behaviour

molecular behaviour (Science: psychology) behaviour described in small response units rather than larger ones; a specific... Read More

Adaptive behaviour

Adaptive behaviour Any behaviour that enables an organism to adjust to a particular situation or... Read More

Eliminative behaviour animal

eliminative behaviour, animal behaviour associated with the elimination of feces and urine from the... Read More

Behaviour reflex

Behaviour reflex --> conditioned reflex a reflex that is gradually developed by training and association through the... Read More

Dangerous behaviour

Dangerous behaviour actions which have a high risk of being harmful or injurious to oneself or... Read More

Theory of Neuroscience

Nezih OKTAR Journal of Neurological Sciences (Turkish) 2006, Volume 23, Number 3, Page(s) 155-158. An Open Access... Read More


What does imprinting mean? Have you watched the TV cartoon show “Tom and Jerry” with an episode of a duck and its... Read More

Target response

target response --> operant In conditioning, any behaviour or specific response chosen by the experimenter; its frequency... Read More


Symbiosis Definition What is symbiosis? Symbiosis can be defined as any kind of relationship or interaction between two... Read More


Aggression a form of behaviour which leads to self-assertion; it may arise from innate drives and/or a response to... Read More


retention 1. The persistent keeping within the body of matters normally excreted. 2. In cavity preparation, the prevention... Read More

Sex Reversal – When Males Grew Ovaries Instead of Testes

Summary: Sex reversal is not unusual in some animals, especially in invertebrates. As for the vertebrates, there are... Read More

Sense Organs in Insects

By Sachin Chorge Article submitted on January 2008 Article accepted on February 2008   Senses are the... Read More

Definitive host

Different Biological Relationships The biological world is interconnected whether we notice it or not. All the life forms... Read More


Identification (Science: psychology) An unconscious defense mechanism by which an individual endeavors to pattern himself... Read More


Definition noun The branch of science that deals with the nervous system, particularly structure, development, function,... Read More

Hypothalamic theory

Definition noun A theory on emotion formulated by Walter Cannon in 1929 which states that the diencephalon, consisting of... Read More

Inherited traits

What are Inherited Traits? The characteristics or traits that are passed from parents to offspring are known as inherited... Read More


synomone --> allomone (Science: biochemistry) compound produced by one organism that affects, detrimentally, the... Read More


memory complex mental function having four distinct phases: (1) memorizing or learning, (2) retention, (3) recall, and (4)... Read More


Regulation 1. (Science: biology) The adaption of form or behaviour of an organism to changed conditions. 2. (Science:... Read More


Abnormal Not normal, contrary to the usual structure, position, behaviour or rule. What is normal and what is... Read More


G-protein (Science: cell biology, molecular biology) intracellular membrane-associated proteins activated by several (e.g.,... Read More


Most would say imitation is the greatest form of flattery. In some cases that is quite true. However, imitation or mimicking... Read More


In biology, homology refers to similarities caused by shared ancestry between two structures or genes from distinct species.... Read More


modification 1. A nonhereditary change in an organism; e.g., one that is acquired from its own activity or environment. 2. A... Read More


persistence 1. The tendency of a cell to continue moving in one direction: an internal bias on the random walk behaviour... Read More


Definition noun, plural: metamorphoses (1) (biology) A change in the form and often habits of an animal after the embryonic... Read More


Definition noun (1) (nutrition) The food and drink consumed by an individual or group (2) The controlled or restricted... Read More

Psychic determinism

Definition noun A philosophical doctrine stating that all psychological and behavioural phenomena, such as human cognition,... Read More

Milk yields affected by music tempo

Dairy cows produce more milk when listening to REM's 'Everybody Hurts' or Beethoven's 'Pastoral Symphony' than when... Read More


Definition adjective (1) Of or relating to a saprophyte. (2) Feeding, absorbing or growing upon decaying organic matter... Read More


Zoology Definition Zoology is an ever-evolving branch of Biology dealing with the members of the Kingdom Animalia. It... Read More


Several words of the English language find wide usage in subjects as diverse as literature, science, social science,... Read More