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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

Coughing Cats May Be Allergic to People, Vets Say

    People can trigger asthma attacks in cats, according to veterinarians at a Scottish... 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

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

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

Pleiotropy

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

Straw

straw 1. A stalk or stem of certain species of grain, pulse, etc, especially of wheat, rye, oats, barley, more rarely of... 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

Felidae

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

Rhinarium

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

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

Piscivore

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

Tapetum

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

Tetrasomy

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

Puss

puss 1. A cat; a fondling appellation. 2. A hare; so called by sportsmen. Puss in the corner, a game in which all the... 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

Mica

mica (Science: chemical) The name of a group of minerals characterised by highly perfect cleavage, so that they readily... Read More

Endemic

Endemic Definition Endemic (adj.) means native to a particular area or region or an exclusive characteristic of a thing,... Read More

Fur

Fur 1. The short, fine, soft hair of certain animals, growing thick on the skin, and distinguished from the hair, which is... Read More

Wild

wild 1. Living in a state of nature; inhabiting natural haunts, as the forest or open field; not familiar with, or not... Read More

Race

Definition noun (1) A group or population of humans categorized on the basis of various sets of heritable characteristics... Read More

Hunting

Hunting The pursuit of game or of wild animals. Happy hunting grounds, the region to which, according to the belief of... Read More

Back

Back 1. Being at the back or in the rear; distant; remote; as, the back door; back settlements. 2. Being in arrear; overdue;... 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

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

Germinal

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

Specific epithet

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