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Cat

Definition noun, plural: cats (1) A small domesticated Felis species, e.g. F. domestica or F. catus (2) Any of the several... Read More

Classification system

Classification Systems Definition In life, many things are classified, that is, to put into categories or groups based on... Read More

Domestic cat

Definition noun, plural: domestic cats A small domesticated Felis species, e.g. F. domestica or F. catus Supplement The... Read More

Felis

Definition noun (taxonomy) A genus of the family Felidae and includes domestic cat, sand cat, black-footed cat, wildcat,... Read More

Felinae

Definition noun A taxonomic subfamily belonging to the family Felidae, and includes the genera Acinonyx, Caracal, Catopuma,... Read More

Sea cat

sea cat (Science: zoology) The wolf fish. Any marine siluroid fish, as aelurichthys marinus, and Arinus felis, of the... Read More

Kcat

Definition noun Kcat (1) First-order rate constant, or the catalytic constant is a measure of Vmax / Et expressed in units... Read More

Vmax

Vmax Definition Vmax is the maximal reaction rate or velocity of an enzymatically catalyzed reaction when the enzyme is... Read More

Toxoplasma gondii

Definition noun A parasitic protozoon of the taxonomic family Sarcocystidae that causes toxoplasmosis Supplement Toxoplasma... Read More

Vibrissa

Definition noun, plural: vibrissae (1) A whisker of an animal, e.g. cat (2) A long, slender, bristle-like feather at the... Read More

Felidae

Definition noun A taxonomic family of Carnivora embracing domestic and wild cats such as lions and tigers Supplement Felidae... Read More

Pussy

Pussy 1. A pet name for a cat; also, an endearing name for a girl. 2. A catkin of the pussy willow. 3. The game of tipcat;... Read More

Multiple alleles

Alleles are the pairs of genes occupying a specific spot called locus on a chromosome. Typically, there are only two alleles... Read More

Common name

Definition noun (taxonomy) The colloquial name of a taxon or species that is in any language Supplement The common name... Read More

Definitive host

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

Pleiotropy

Pleiotropy Definition When one single gene starts affecting multiple traits of living organisms, this phenomenon is known... Read More

Anatolian leopard

The Anatolian leopard (Panthera pardus tulliana) was once described as a distinct subspecies of leopard native to Anatolia... Read More

Actions of Caffeine in the Brain with Special Reference to Factors That Contribute to Its Widespread Use

IV. Actions of Caffeine on Brain Functions and Behavior Having discussed the molecular and neuronal actions of caffeine,... Read More

Tapetum lucidum

Definition noun, plural: tapeta lucida A layer of tissue in the choroid or in the retinal pigment epithelium of the eye of... Read More

Silent mutation

A mutation is a change in the nucleotide sequence of a gene or a chromosome. When there is only one nucleotide involved, it... Read More

Piscivore

Definition noun, plural: piscivores A carnivorous animal that primarily or exclusively eats on fish. Supplement Examples... Read More

Binomial nomenclature

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

Terrestrial animal

Definition noun, plural: terrestrial animals Any animal that lives, grows and reproduce on terrestrial (or... Read More

Tetrasomy

Definition noun, plural: tetrasomies (genetics) A type of aneuploidy characterized by the gain of two extra chromosomes of... Read More

Flehmen response

Definition noun A behavior in certain animals wherein the animal curls back the upper lip thereby exposing the front teeth,... Read More

Tapetum

Definition noun, plural: tapeta (botany) A layer of nutritive cells within the sporangium, providing nutrition for growing... Read More

Parasite Rex : Inside the Bizarre World of Nature’s Most Dangerous Creatures

 Parasite Rex : Inside the Bizarre World of Nature's Most Dangerous Creatures  ... Read More

Specific epithet

Definition noun, plural: specific epithets The second part of the binomial name of a particular species Supplement In... Read More

Chromosomal mutation

Every living thing is made up of DNA. Our DNA is what makes us unique and different in the world. Our DNA is made up of... Read More

Omnivore

Organisms need to eat food in order to gain energy and survive in the ecosystem. Often, living things are categorized by how... Read More

Rhinarium

Definition noun, plural: rhinaria The hairless skin area surrounding the nostrils in certain mammals Supplement Rhinarium is... Read More

Parasitism

Organisms depend on different sources of food to survive. Larger organisms like plants make their own food (autotrophs) and... Read More

Hookworm

Definition noun, plural: hookworms (1) A blood-sucking nematode, with hooked mouth parts used for fastening to 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

Thyme

thyme (Science: botany) Any plant of the labiate genus thymus. The garden thyme (Thymus vulgaris) is a warm, pungent... Read More

Anchor

Anchor 1. A iron instrument which is attached to a ship by a cable (rope or chain), and which, being cast overboard, lays... Read More

Germinal

Germinal Pertaining or belonging to a germ; as, the germinal vesicle. (Science: biology) germinal layers, the nucleus of the... Read More

Seal

seal 1. To set or affix a seal to; hence, to authenticate; to confirm; to ratify; to establish; as, to seal a deed. And with... Read More

Growth

Growth Definition What is growth in biology? Growth is the irreversible increase of an organism’s size over a given... Read More

Species

Every living organism is unique when you observe its morphological, anatomical, molecular, genetic, biochemical, chemical,... Read More