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Fruits, Flowers, and Seeds

Flowering plants grow in a wide variety of habitats and environments. They can go from germination of a seed to a mature... Read More

Fruit

Definition noun, plural: fruits (1) (botany) The seed-bearing structure in angiosperms formed from the ovary after... Read More

Dragon fruit

Definition noun, plural: dragon fruits (1) Hylocereus undatus, the cactus species of the family Cactaceae, and native to... Read More

Multiple fruit

Definition noun, plural: multiple fruits A type of fruit that develops from the ovaries of many flowers growing in a cluster... Read More

Aggregate fruit

Definition noun A type of fruit that develops from a single flower of many simple pistils. Supplement Examples are... Read More

Simple fruit

Definition noun, plural: simple fruits A type of fruit that develops from a single or compound ovary with only one pistil... Read More

Accessory fruit

Definition noun, plural: accessory fruits A fruit that contains tissue derived from plant parts other than the... Read More

Growth and Plant Hormones

Growth All living organisms begin in the same form: as a single cell. That cell will divide and the resulting cells will... Read More

Legumes

Legumes Definition Legumes (singular: legume) are plants belonging to the family Leguminosae (Fabaceae). Leguminosae is... Read More

Positive feedback

Positive Feedback Definition Each mechanism of the body like temperature, blood pressure, and levels of specific nutrients... Read More

Pleiotropy

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

Feedback mechanism

Feedback Mechanism Definition What is a feedback mechanism? A feedback mechanism is a physiological regulation system in a... Read More

Vascular plants

Definition of Vascular plants The term 'vascular' is derived from the Latin word vāsculum, vās, meaning "a container and... Read More

Class

Our earth is home to diverse groups of organisms. These living things exist in the ecosystem. Dating back to the ancient... Read More

The consequences of antibiotic use in horticulture

Leading articles Frederick R. Falkiner* Department of Clinical Microbiology, Trinity College, Dublin; Central Pathology... Read More

Lemon

Lemon 1. (Science: botany) An oval or roundish fruit resembling the orange, and containing a pulp usually intensely acid. It... Read More

Fructifications

Fructification 1. The act of forming or producing fruit; the act of fructifying, or rendering productive of fruit;... Read More

Turgor pressure

In biology, turgor pressure definition pertains to the pressure that is exerted by the fluid (e.g. water) against the cell... Read More

Frugal

Frugal 1. Economical in the use or appropriation of resources; not wasteful or lavish; wise in the expenditure or... Read More

Angiosperm

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

Fructification

Fructification 1. The act of forming or producing fruit; the act of fructifying, or rendering productive of fruit;... Read More

Sympatric speciation

Speciation is a process of evolution through which two different existing populations evolve and a distinct species form. It... Read More

Vegetable

Definition noun, plural: (1) The edible (part of a) plant (e.g. leaves, roots, flowers) but not including the fruit or... Read More

Peach

peach (Science: botany) A well-known high-flavored juicy fruit, containing one or two seeds in a hard almond-like endocarp... Read More

Fructose

Definition noun plural: fructoses fruc•tose, ˈfɹʊk.toʊs A ketohexose monosaccharide with a chemical formula of... Read More

Humans are Omnivores – Evidence

A number of popular myths about vegetarianism sprung with no scientific basis. One example of such a myth is that man is... Read More

Banana

Banana (Science: botany) a perennial herbaceous plant of almost treelike size (musa sapientum); also, its edible fruit. See... Read More

Peanut

peanut (Science: botany) The fruit of a trailing leguminous plant (Arachis hypogaea); also, the plant itself, which is... Read More

Mango

Mango Origin: pg. Manga, fr. Tamil mankay. 1. The fruit of the mango tree. It is rather larger than an apple, and of an... Read More

Fertile

Fertile 1. Producing fruit or vegetation in abundance; fruitful; able to produce abundantly; prolific; fecund; productive;... 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

Apple

Apple 1. The fleshy pome or fruit of a rosaceous tree (pyrus malus) cultivated in numberless varieties in the temperate... Read More

Acorn

Acorn 1. (Science: botany) The fruit of the oak, being an oval nut growing in a woody cup or cupule. 2. A cone-shaped piece... Read More

Glochid

Definition noun, plural: glochids Any of the hair-like spine or bristle often with a barbed tip on... Read More

Abscission

Definition noun (botany) The normal shedding of a senescent plant part or organ (e.g. old leaf or ripe fruit) (zoology) The... Read More

Balanced diet

What is a balanced diet? What is the definition of a balanced diet? A nutritionally balanced diet fulfills all nutritional... Read More

Tomato

tomato Origin: Sp. Or Pg. Tomate, of American Indian origin; cf. Mexican tomail. (Science: botany) The fruit of a plant of... Read More

Gamete

Definition of Gamete What is a gamete? A gamete is the mature reproductive or sex cell that contains a haploid number of... Read More

Gum

Gum The dense tissues which invest the teeth, and cover the adjacent parts of the jaws. (Science: medicine) gum rash,... Read More