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Fir

Fir (Science: botany) a genus (Abies) of coniferous trees, often of large size and elegant shape, some of them valued for... Read More

Firing

Definition noun (physiology) The discharge of an action potential by a neuron. (medicine) The old technique where fire or... Read More

Picky Plants: Do They "Choose" The Best Fungal Partner?

Picky Plants: Do They "Choose" The Best Fungal Partner? MADISON, Wis. --- Every time we make a choice, whether between... Read More

Shared Gene Switch For All Plants Found

A gene-switching mechanism dating back 400 million years to the very first plants that made it onto land has been found by... Read More

Old-Growth Forest Degradation: The Not-So-Slow Depletion of a Natural Resource

by Cheri Bermudez September 2007 Opening Thoughts As Earth’s population increases the amount of livable space... Read More

Balsam

Balsam 1. A resin containing more or less of an essential or volatile oil. The balsams are aromatic resinous substances,... Read More

Angiosperm

Angiosperms Definition What is an angiosperm? An angiosperm is a plant that produces flowers. The angiosperms, also... Read More

Foot

Foot 1. (Science: anatomy) The terminal part of the leg of man or an animal; especially, the part below the ankle or wrist;... Read More

Pine

pine 1. (Science: botany) Any tree of the coniferous genus pinus. See Pinus. There are about twenty-eight species in the... Read More

Tar

tar A thick, black, viscous liquid obtained by the distillation of wood, coal, etc, and having a varied composition... Read More

Silver

silver 1. (Science: chemistry, element) A soft white metallic element, sonorous, ductile, very malleable, and capable of a... Read More

Moss

moss To cover or overgrow with moss. An oak whose boughs were mossed with age. (Shak) Origin: Mossed; Mossing. 1. (Science:... Read More

Horsetail

Horsetail 1. (Science: botany) a leafless plant, with hollow and rushlike stems. It is of the genus equisetum, and is allied... Read More