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Arthropod

Arthropod Definition What is an arthropod? An arthropod is an invertebrate living organism characterized by the presence of... Read More

Crabs

Crabs Chiefly marine, largely carnivorous crustaceans including the genera cancer, uca, and callinectes. It includes crabs... Read More

Horseshoe crab

Definition noun, plural: horseshoe crabs A crab-like marine chelicerate arthropod of the taxonomic family... Read More

Decomposer

Decomposer Definition The organisms that carry out the process of decay or break down of the dead organism are known as... Read More

Analogous structures

In evolutionary biology, analogous structures are defined as biological structures having similar or corresponding functions... Read More

Chelicera

Definition noun, plural: chelicerae Either of the first set of appendages of the chelicerates (e.g. arachnids, horseshoe... Read More

Limulus

Definition noun A genus of the family Limulidae Supplement Limulus is a taxonomic genus of the family Limulidae, commonly... Read More

Isopod

Definition noun, plural: isopods Any of the members of the order Isopoda, which is a taxonomic group characterized mainly by... Read More

Commensalism

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

Symbiosis

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

Asymmetry

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

Hyaline cartilage

Hyaline Cartilage Definition Before we define hyaline cartilage, let us understand what cartilage is. What is cartilage? 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

Book lungs

'''book lung --> book lungs (plural) a rudimentary type of lung typically found in arachnids, such as scorpions and... Read More

Pedipalp

Definition noun, plural: pedipalps Either of the second pair of appendages located laterally to the chelicerae and... Read More

Trophic level

In ecology, a trophic level pertains to a position in a food chain or ecological pyramid occupied by a group of organisms... Read More

Skeletal system

Definition noun An organ system whose primary function is for structural support and protection, and consists basically of... 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

Lamellae

Definition noun, singular: lamella (general) Thin structures resembling a plate. (cell biology) Intergrana thylakoids, i.e.... Read More

Natural selection

Natural Selection Definition What is natural selection in biology? Natural selection is defined as a process in nature... Read More

Palp

Definition noun, plural: palps (1) (arthropodology) Pedipalp; Either of the second pair of appendages located laterally to... Read More

Maxillipeds

maxilliped (Science: zoology) One of the mouth appendages of crustacea, situated next behind the maxillae. Crabs have three... Read More

Swimming

swimming 1. That swims; capable of swimming; adapted to, or used in, swimming; as, a swimming bird; a swimming motion. 2.... Read More

Invertebrate

Invertebrate Definition An invertebrate refers to any of the animals lacking a vertebral column. The term invertebrate came... Read More

Crustacean

Crustacean a shell-covered sea creature - for example crabs and... Read More

Aquatic

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

Decapoda

Decapoda 1. (Science: zoology) The order of crustacea which includes the shrimps, lobsters, crabs, etc. They have a... Read More