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Plant Metabolism

Introduction Plants are responsible for incredible feats of molecular transformation. The processes are always being... Read More

Light sense

Light sense The ability to perceive variations in the degree of light or... 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

Sense Organs in Insects

By Sachin Chorge Article submitted on January 2008 Article accepted on February 2008   Senses are the... Read More

Sensory Systems

A sensory system is a part of the nervous system consisting of sensory receptors that receive stimuli from the internal and... Read More

Light energy

Definition noun A form of energy consisting of particle-like photons with wavelike properties, and in which affects the... Read More

Blindness – Evolutionary regression? Maybe not!

The recent Netflix's hit flick, Bird Box, surely startled the viewers with the thrilling scenarios revolving around the... Read More

Sense organ

Definition noun, plural: sense organs An organ or structure that has nerve endings capable of detecting and reacting to a... Read More

Plant

Plant Definition (botany) Any of the eukaryotic organisms of the biological kingdom Plantae, characterized by being... Read More

Natural selection

Natural Selection Definition What is natural selection in biology? Natural selection is defined as a process in nature... Read More

Stimulus

We can detect hot or cold environments using our sense of temperature. When the temperature is too hot, sweating... Read More

Electromagnetic spectrum

Definition noun The spectrum of all types of electromagnetic radiation Supplement The electromagnetic spectrum includes... Read More

Electromagnetic radiation

Definition noun The radiation that consists of associated, interacting electric and magnetic field waves traveling at the... Read More

Epidermis

Epidermis Definition What is the epidermis? We can define the epidermis as one or more layers of cells forming the tough... Read More

Loom

Loom 1. To appear above the surface either of sea or land, or to appear enlarged, or distorted and indistinct, as a distant... Read More

Living things

Living Things Definition A living thing pertains to any organism or a life form that possesses or shows the characteristics... Read More

Visible light

Definition noun The electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths between 400 nm and 750 nm and can produce a visual... Read More

Equilibrioception

Definition noun, plural: The sense of balance in humans and animals that involves visual system, vestibular system, and... Read More

Felidae

Definition noun A taxonomic family of Carnivora embracing domestic and wild cats such as lions and tigers Supplement Felidae... Read More

Air

Air 1. The Fluid which we Breathe, and which surrounds the earth; the Atmosphere. It is Invisible, inodourous, Insipid,... Read More

Nervous System

    THE is the most complicated and highly organized of the various systems which make up the human body. It is the... Read More

Predation

In ecology, predation is a mechanism of population control. Thus, when the number of predators is scarce the number of... Read More

Eye

Definition noun, plural: eyes (1) The organ of sight or vision; the visual sense; the sense of seeing. (2) A mark... Read More

Temper

temper 1. The state of any compound substance which results from the mixture of various ingredients; due mixture of... Read More

Afferent Nerve

Afferent Nerve Definition The word ‘aferent’ means "steering or conducting something towards a destination". The... 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

Human Perception – Neurology

A better understanding of human perception unlocks the key to how the mind works, an advantage when working with people with... Read More

Ganglia

Ganglia Definition What are ganglia? To simply define ganglia in biology, it is the structure of an oval shape that... Read More

Absorption

Definition noun, plural: absorptions The process of absorbing or assimilating substances into cells or across the tissues... Read More

Basal lamina

Definition noun (histology) A layer of extracellular matrix found on the basal surface of epithelial cells, and which is... Read More

Nocturnality

Definition noun, plural: nocturnalities (1) The condition of being active or occurring during the night (2) The active... Read More

Ganglion

Ganglia Definition What are ganglia? To simply define ganglia in biology, it is the structure of an oval shape that... Read More

Cross-linking

Cross-linking Definition Cross-linking, in general, means the forming of cross-links between the joining structures. In... Read More

Lime

Lime 1. To smear with a viscous substance, as birdlime. These twigs, in time, will come to be limed. (L'Estrange) 2. To... Read More

System

A system pertains to interdependent or interrelated objects comprising and functioning as a whole. In biology, it may refer... Read More

Fowl

Fowl Instead of the pl. Fowls the singular is often used collectively. OE. Foul, fowel, foghel, fuhel, fugel, as. Fugol;... Read More

Folly

Folly Origin: oe. Folie, foli, f. Folie, fr. Fol, fou, foolish, mad. See fool. 1. The state of being foolish; want of good... Read More

Community (biology)

Community, in biology, refers to the assemblage of interacting organisms (either of the same or different species)... Read More

Stems

External Form of a Woody Twig A woody twig, or stem, is an axis with leaves attached. The leaves are arranged in various... Read More

Plate

plate 1. A flat, or nearly flat, piece of metal, the thickness of which is small in comparison with the other dimensions; a... Read More