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Gills

Gill a woody glen; a narrow valley containing a stream. Origin: Icel. Gil. 1. (Science: anatomy) An organ for aquatic... Read More

Book lungs

Book Lungs Definition Lungs are known as the organs that help organisms breathe. When we think of lungs, we think of the... Read More

Arthropod

Arthropod Definition What is an arthropod? An arthropod is an invertebrate living organism characterized by the presence of... Read More

Animal

Animal Definition An animal (plural: animals) refers to any of the eukaryotic multicellular organisms of the biological... Read More

Chordata

Chordata Definition What is Chordata? Chordata is the phylum of the animal kingdom that includes a large number of animal... Read More

Amphibians & Early Reptiles

Amphibia Definition (Science: zoology) Amphibia is one of the classes of vertebrates. The amphibia are distinguished by... Read More

Kingdom Animalia

Kingdom Animalia Definition Each person can say that they know of or can name at least one animal. However, do people know... Read More

Phylum

Just like it is easy to identify and sort anything in the supermarkets when placed in the right section with proper display... Read More

Isopod

Definition noun, plural: isopods Any of the members of the order Isopoda, which is a taxonomic group characterized mainly by... Read More

Primitive Animals

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

Carcinology

Definition noun A biological discipline that studies crustaceans Supplement Carcinology is a branch of zoology that deals... Read More

Monogenea

Definition noun A group of ectoparasitic tapeworms of the phylum Platyhelminthes Supplement The phylum Platyhelminthes... Read More

Chelicerate

Definition noun, plural: chelicerates Any of the species belonging to the subphylum Chelicerata Supplement The chelicerates... Read More

Single cycle circulation

Definition noun A type of blood circulation in which the system has only one circuit, with the blood being pumped through... Read More

BIOACCUMULATION

Bioaccumulation - a general term for the accumulation of substances, such as pesticides (ddt is an example), methylmercury,... Read More

Mushroom

mushroom 1. (Science: botany) An edible fungus (agaricus campestris), having a white stalk which bears a convex or oven... Read More

Lamellae

Definition noun, singular: lamella (general) Thin structures resembling a plate. (cell biology) Intergrana thylakoids, i.e.... Read More

Mantle

Mantle 1. To unfold and spread out the wings, like a mantle; said of hawks. Also used figuratively. Ne is there hawk which... Read More

Respiration

Definition noun, plural: respirations Any of the various analogous processes by which there is an exchange of... Read More

Mytilus edulis

Mytilus edulis (Science: marine biology) The edible mussel, a marine bivalve mollusc. They have ciliated gills that are used... Read More

Siren

siren 1. One of three sea nymphs, or, according to some writers, of two, said to frequent an island near the coast of Italy,... Read More

Hemoglobin

Definition noun, plural: hemoglobins A biomolecule made up of haeme (i.e. oxygen-carrying, nonprotein, ferrous component)... 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