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Danger

Danger 1. Authority; jurisdiction; control. In dangerhad he . . . The young girls. (Chaucer) 2. Power to harm; subjection or... Read More

Escape

Escape 1. To flee, and become secure from danger; often followed by from or out of. Haste, for thy life escape, nor look... Read More

Safety

safety 1. The condition or state of being safe; freedom from danger or hazard; exemption from hurt, injury, or loss. Up led... Read More

Screen

screen 1. To provide with a shelter or means of concealment; to separate or cut off from inconvience, injury, or danger; to... Read More

Fence

Fence 1. To fend off danger from; to give security to; to protect; to guard. To fence my ear against thy sorceries.... Read More

Mutualism

Mutualism Definition What is mutualism? In biology and ecology, a mutualism is a form of symbiosis that is characterized by... Read More

Plant sets off “SOS” for plant defense when it gets hurt

When herbivore, such as an insect, nibbles a plant leaf, the plant sets off an "SOS" or distress signal as one of the... Read More

Fish

While insects and similar types of organisms strived to occupy land, the sea was teeming with life aiming to secure their... Read More

Arthropods

There are over two million species of arthropods, who initially arrived on Earth in the middle of the Cambrian period.... Read More

Predation

In ecology, predation is a mechanism of population control. Thus, when the number of predators is scarce the number of... Read More

Sentinel

sentinel 1. One who watches or guards; specifically, a soldier set to guard an army, camp, or other place, from surprise, to... Read More

Decoy

Decoy to lead into danger by artifice; to lure into a net or snare; to entrap; to insnare; to allure; to entice; as, to... Read More

Haemophilia

Definition noun A condition that is characterized by uncontrolled bleeding from the mouth, gums, lips, and tongue,... Read More

Thanatosis – Faking Death To Escape Doom

Thanatosis -- pretending to be dead -- is one of the best strategies that certain wild animals came up with in order to... Read More

The Gene Pool and Population Genetics

Reviewed by: Mary Anne Clark, Ph.D. The previous tutorial is about adaptive radiation. Adaptive radiation is... Read More

Population Regulation in an Ecosystem

Darwin focused some of this work in regards to the population size of a species, and what factors may affect them. He... Read More

Fight or flight reaction

Definition noun The response or reaction of an animal to a situation perceived as a threat to its survival, which involves... Read More

Primitive Animals

Incorrect taxonomic classifications deemed organisms to be either animals or plants, in the Plantae or Animalia kingdoms... Read More

Adrenaline

A catecholamine secreted by the adrenal medulla in response to stress (trade name Adrenalin); stimulates autonomic nerve... Read More

Jumps

Jump 1. To pass by a spring or leap; to overleap; as, to jump a stream. 2. To cause to jump; as, he jumped his horse across... Read More

Insects

To learn more about arthropods, look at the previous tutorial. The Class Insecta of the Arthropoda Phylum is by far the... Read More

Synergistic effect

Synergistic Effects Definition Synergistic effects (biology definition): the effects when chemical substances or biological... Read More

Sphenodon guntheri

Definition The tuatara species of the genus Sphenodon that inhabits one small island of New Zealand, i.e. Brothers... Read More

Ganglia

Ganglia Definition What are ganglia? To simply define ganglia in biology, it is the structure of an oval shape that... Read More

Kelp

The swaying and winding of kelp in the ocean currents has an entrancing, hypnotic quality that would be the envy of the... Read More

Flask

Flask 1. A small bottle-shaped vessel for holding fluids; as, a flask of oil or wine. 2. A narrow-necked vessel of metal or... Read More

Face

Face 1. The exterior form or appearance of anything; that part which presents itself to the view; especially, the front or... Read More

Bird

Bird 1. Orig, a chicken; the young of a fowl; a young eaglet; a nestling; and hence, a feathered flying animal (see 2). That... Read More

Real

real royal; regal; kingly. The blood real of Thebes. 1. Actually being or existing; not fictitious or imaginary; as, a... Read More

Spare

spare 1. To use frugally or stintingly, as that which is scarce or valuable; to retain or keep unused; to save. No cost... Read More

Pain

pain (Science: symptom) An unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage or... Read More

Bears

Bears Definition Bears are mammals belonging to the family Ursidae. They typically have massive bodies, coarse heavy fur,... Read More

Stake

stake 1. To fasten, support, or defend with stakes; as, to stake vines or plants. 2. To mark the limits of by stakes; with... Read More

Fog

Fog 1. Watery vapor condensed in the lower part of the atmosphere and disturbing its transparency. It differs from cloud... Read More

Decision

Decision 1. Cutting off; division; detachment of a part. 2. The act of deciding; act of settling or terminating, as a... Read More

Alloparenting-What Is It?

“Alloparenting—What Is It?” Sonja G. Rosas 13 September 2007 An Introduction To Alloparenting Every gregarious... Read More

Shadow

shadow 1. Shade within defined limits; obscurity or deprivation of light, apparent on a surface, and representing the form... Read More

Pressure

pressure 1. The act of pressing, or the condition of being pressed; compression; a squeezing; a crushing; as, a pressure of... Read More

Shield

shield 1. To cover with, or as with, a shield; to cover from danger; to defend; to protect from assault or injury. Shouts of... Read More

Salvation

salvation 1. The act of saving; preservation or deliverance from destruction, danger, or great calamity. 2. The redemption... Read More