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Cactus

Definition noun, plural: cacti Any of the plants of the family Cactaceae that are often characterized by having thick,... Read More

Glochid

Definition noun, plural: glochids Any of the hair-like spine or bristle often with a barbed tip on... Read More

Opuntia

Definition noun (botany) A genus of cactaceous plants belonging to the family Cactaceae, such as the prickly pear, Indian... Read More

Areole

Definition noun, plural: areoles (botany) A spot, which may be raised or depressed, on the cactus body where spines, hair,... Read More

Commensalism

Commensalism Definition What is commensalism? Literally, commensalism is a Latin word that means ‘to eat at the same... Read More

Cactoidea

Definition noun (plant taxonomy) The largest subfamily of the cactus family comprised of the tribes: Browningieae, Cacteae,... Read More

Dragon fruit

Definition noun, plural: dragon fruits (1) Hylocereus undatus, the cactus species of the family Cactaceae, and native to... Read More

Convergent evolution

Convergent evolution definition What is convergent evolution? Convergent evolution is a concept in evolutionary biology... Read More

Adaptation

Adaptation Definition In biology and ecology, adaptation refers to the process of adjusting behavior, physiology, or... 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

Biotic factor

Biotic Factor Definition Biotic factors (also known as biotic components) are the living component in an ecosystem. The... Read More

Parallel evolution

Definition noun An evolutionary process by which two or more separate species in the same environment develop similar... Read More

CAM plant

Definition noun (botany) A plant that utilizes the Crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM) as an adaptation for arid... Read More

Fleshy

Fleshy 1. Full of, or composed of, flesh; plump; corpulent; fat; gross. The sole of his foot is fleshy. (Ray) 2. Human.... Read More

Asymmetry

Definition noun The lack or absence of symmetry Supplement In biology, the body plan of many organisms exhibit symmetry.... Read More

Photosynthesis

Photosynthesis is a physio-chemical process carried out by photo-auto-lithotrophs by converting light energy into chemical... Read More

Parenchyma

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

Fermentation

Fermentation Definition What is fermentation? Fermentation is the breaking down of sugar molecules into simpler compounds... Read More

Stems

External Form of a Woody Twig A woody twig, or stem, is an axis with leaves attached. The leaves are arranged in various... Read More