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Genus

A genus is a taxonomic category ranking used in biological classification that is below family and above species. Species... Read More

Chameleon

Definition noun, plural: chameleons A reptile of the family Chamaeleonidae that is known largely for its ability to change... Read More

Taxonomy

Taxonomy Definition The term "taxonomy" was developed from two Greek words, "taxis," meaning arrangement, and "nomia,"... Read More

Genera

(noun) Plural form of genus. See genus for definition and additional... Read More

Ape

Definition noun, plural: apes Any of the tailless anthropoid primates of Hominoidea, which includes the great apes and the... Read More

Sciuridae

sciuridae A family of the order rodentia which contains 49 genera. Some of the more common genera are marmota, which... Read More

Lichen

Lichen a large group of symbiotic associations between fungi and green and occasionally blue green algae. Several genera of... Read More

Alligator

Definition noun, plural: alligators A large crocodilian species of the subfamily Alligatorinae Supplement Alligatoridae is a... Read More

Bass

Bass Origin: a corruption of barse. (Science: zoology) 1. An edible, spiny-finned fish, especially. Of the genera Roccus,... Read More

Flying fish

A flying fish is a fish distinguished by the ability to leap from the water and seem to fly over a considerable distance... 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

Family

Definition noun, plural: families (1) A taxonomic rank in the classification of organisms between genus and order. (2) A... Read More

Parasites of North American Freshwater Fishes

Parasites of North American Freshwater Fishes (Comstock Book)      ... Read More

Lesser ape

Definition noun, plural: lesser apes Any of the apes of the family Hylobatidae (gibbons) characterized by being relatively... Read More

Pantherinae

Definition noun A taxonomic subfamily belonging to the family Felidae, and includes the genera Panthera and... Read More

Ammonites and the Other Cephalopods of the Pierre Seaway: Identification Guide (Fossils & Dinosaurs)

Ammonites and the Other Cephalopods of the Pierre Seaway: Identification Guide ... Read More

PaleoBase: Macrofossils, Part 3 (Single User)

PaleoBase: Macrofossils, Part 3 (Single User)     ... Read More

Felinae

Definition noun A taxonomic subfamily belonging to the family Felidae, and includes the genera Acinonyx, Caracal, Catopuma,... Read More

Protist

Protist Definition What is a protist? All protists are eukaryotes, i.e. organisms with the nucleus. However, they are... 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

Slug

slug 1. A drone; a slow, lazy fellow; a sluggard. 2. A hindrance; an obstruction. 3. (Science: zoology) Any one of numerous... Read More

Lilies

Lily Origin: as. Lilie, L. Lilium, gr. Cf. Flower-de-luce. 1. (Science: botany) a plant and flower of the genus Lilium,... Read More

Stilt

stilt 1. A pole, or piece of wood, constructed with a step or loop to raise the foot above the ground in walking. It is... Read More

Salamanders

salamander 1. (Science: zoology) Any one of numerous species of urodela, belonging to salamandra, Amblystoma, Plethodon, and... Read More

Ammonite

Ammonite (Science: paleontology) a fossil cephalopod shell related to the nautilus. There are many genera and species, and... Read More

Pseudopodia

A pseudopodium (plural: pseudopodia) refers to the temporary projection of the cytoplasm of a eukaryotic cell. Pseudopodia... Read More

Meliphagan

meliphagan (Science: zoology) Belonging to the genus Meliphaga. Origin: Gr. Meli honey - to eat. (Science: zoology) Any bird... Read More

Enterobacteriaceae

Definition noun: (taxonomy) A family of gram-negative bacilli that inhabit the large intestine of humans and other... Read More

Mantis

Mantis Definition A mantis (plural: mantises or mantes) refers to any of the insects that belong to the order Mantodea... Read More

Trygon

trygon (Science: zoology) Any one of several species of large sting rays belonging to Trygon and allied genera. Origin: L, a... Read More

Wrack

wrack 1. Wreck; ruin; destruction. A world devote to universal wrack. (milton) 2. Any marine vegetation cast up on the... Read More

Water lily

water lily (Science: botany) A blossom or plant of any species of the genus nymphaea, distinguished for its large floating... Read More

Slater

slater (Science: zoology) Any terrestrial isopod crustacean of the genus Porcellio and allied genera; a sow... Read More

Squid

squid 1. (Science: zoology) Any one of numerous species of ten-armed cephalopods having a long, tapered body, and a caudal... Read More

Planaria

planaria Origin: NL. See Planary. (Science: zoology) Any species of turbellarian worms belonging to Planaria, and many... Read More

Naiad

naiad 1. A water nymph; one of the lower female divinities, fabled to preside over some body of fresh water, as a lake,... Read More

Plums

plum A knot; a cluster; a group; a crowd; a flock; as, a plump of trees, fowls, or spears. To visit islands and the plumps... Read More

Leech

Leech 1. Physician or surgeon; a professor of the art of healing. alternative forms: leach Leech, heal thyself. (Wyclif... Read More

Nitrification

Definition noun A process wherein a nitro group is added to an organic compound Supplement Nitrification is a process where... Read More