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Langhans giant cell

Definition noun, plural: Langhans giant cells A type of giant cell formed by the fusion of epithelioid macrophages, and... Read More

giant panda

Giant Panda Definition The giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) is a bear species that has a round head, a stocky body with... Read More

Giant

Giant 1. A man of extraordinari bulk and stature. Giants of mighty bone and bold emprise. 2. A person of extraordinary... Read More

The adaptive features of the Giant Rat

The Giant African rat, also known as the Gambian pouched rat, is one of Africa's largest rodents. Two species have being... Read More

Bears

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

SENI Biometric Analysis on the extinct Scincidae species: Macroscincus coctei (underlined)

Brian L. Schnirel Leeway Corucia Research Center (LCRC) Courtesy: Polyphemos (2004)   Introduction: It has been... Read More

New Zealand’s Unique Fauna

By: Maria Victoria Gonzaga In the previous lesson, we learned about the high biodiversity of New Zealand and how... Read More

Lost Fish Found – 85 Years Later

It's been lost under the sea for eighty five years - but now it's been found.      ... Read More

New Zealand’s Unique Geographical History

Written by: Maria Victoria Gonzaga Peer-reviewed by: Cathy Buntting, Ph.D. and Andrea Soanes New Zealand is... Read More

Brown algae

Brown algae are algal species characterized by being multicellular and having brown or greenish brown color. The color is... Read More

Rhizome

The rhizome is derived from the Greek word rhizoma, meaning "a bunch of roots". Usually, rhizomes are confused with roots;... Read More

Protist

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

Heterotroph

Heterotroph Definition What is a heterotroph? Does a heterotroph make its own food? In biology and ecology, a heterotroph... Read More

At Home in the Universe: The Search for the Laws of Self-Organization and Complexity

At Home in the Universe: The Search for the Laws of Self-Organization and Complexity  ... Read More

Seaweed

A seaweed refers to any of the macroscopic marine algae. They include the conspicuous, multicellular algal species of... Read More

Ayia Napa sea monster

The Ayia Napa Sea Monster is a cryptid, claimed to inhabit the coast off of Ayia Napa in Cyprus, a popular tourist resort... Read More

Cryptozoology – The evidence of creatures whose existence is uncertain

The evidence of creatures whose existence is uncertain is studied by cryptozoology, a science researching presumable proof... Read More

Ahool

The ahool is a flying cryptid, supposedly a giant bat, or by other accounts, a living pterosaur or flying primate. Such a... 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

Amoeba

In protistology, amoeba specifically pertains to the genus Amoeba (true amoeba) of the family Amoebidae, class Tubulinea.... Read More

Tetrodon

Definition noun, plural: tetrodons Any of the species belonging to the genus Tetraodon of puffer fish... Read More

Macrophage

Definition noun, plural: macrophages A leukocyte whose main function is to eliminate cellular debris and foreign particles... Read More

Siphonophore

Definition noun, plural: siphonophores Any of the various marine invertebrate of the order Siphonohorae of the class... Read More

The Altamaha-ha

The Altamaha-ha is an aquatic cryptid reported from the myriad network of small streams and abandoned rice fields near the... Read More

Archamoebae

Definition noun A taxonomic class in Phylum Amoebozoa characterized by the absence of mitochondria Supplement Archamoeba... Read More

Ameranthropoides loysi

"Ameranthropoides loysi" (otherwise known as de Loys' Ape) is the unofficial name for a large primate supposedly... Read More

Chemosynthesis

Definition noun, plural: chemosyntheses The production of a more complex chemical compound by combining two or more simpler... Read More

Triploblastic

Triploblastic Definition A triploblastic animal had three main layers of tissue during embryonic development. The central... Read More

Limulus

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

Endemic

Endemic Definition Endemic (adj.) means native to a particular area or region or an exclusive characteristic of a thing,... Read More

Imprinting

What does imprinting mean? Have you watched the TV cartoon show “Tom and Jerry” with an episode of a duck and its... Read More

Syncytium

Definition noun, plural: syncytia An epithelium or tissue characterized by cytoplasmic continuity, or a large mass of... Read More

Urticaria tuberosa

urticaria tuberosa --> angioedema A vascular reaction involving the deep dermis or subcutaneous or submucal tissues,... Read More

Bladder

Definition noun, plural: bladders (1) (anatomy) A distensible membranous sac or organ that can hold liquid or gas (2)... Read More

Salamanders

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

Polytene chromosome

polytene chromosome (Science: cell biology) giant chromosomes produced by the successive replication of homologous pairs of... Read More

Chara

Chara --> characean algae (Science: organism) class of filamentous green algae exemplified by the genus chara, in which... Read More

Macrophytes

Introduction    Examples of Macrophytes. (Source: Canada's AquaticEnvironments) ... 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

Honeybee

Honey Bee Definition A honey bee is a type of bee known for collecting honey and living in communities. The true honey bees... Read More