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Moth

Moth Definition A moth is a lepidopteran insect. Moths belong to the Order Lepidoptera, together with the butterflies.... Read More

Indicator Species and Endangered Species

Indicator Species Certain species are capable of expressing characteristics that can indicate the state of the ecosystem... Read More

Examples of Natural Selection

Reviewed by: Mary Anne Clark, Ph.D. Darwin's Finches Darwin's finches are an excellent example of the way in... Read More

Natural selection

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

Abiotic factor

An abiotic factor is a non-living element of the environment that influences the way organisms and ecosystems function. Some... Read More

Parasitism

Organisms depend on different sources of food to survive. Larger organisms like plants make their own food (autotrophs) and... Read More

Polymorphism

Polymorphism Definition The occurrence of two or more different forms or morphs in the population of a species is referred... Read More

Insect Behavior

Insect Behavior Definition An insect behavior refers to the various actions of an insect in response to a stimulus or to... 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

Apple

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

Satellite

satellite 1. An attendant attached to a prince or other powerful person; hence, an obsequious dependent. The satellites of... Read More

Mammalian Ancestors

Humans are mammals, the most successful taxonomic class of organisms to colonize the Earth. The word mammal derives from the... Read More

Entomology

Definition noun The scientific study of insects Supplement Entomology is a branch of biology dealing with the study of... Read More

Zebra

zebra (Science: zoology) Either one of two species of south african wild horses remarkable for having the body white or... Read More

Tongue

Definition noun, plural: tongues (anatomy) The flexible muscular organ situated in the floor of the oral cavity; it is... Read More

Mimicry

Most would say imitation is the greatest form of flattery. In some cases that is quite true. However, imitation or mimicking... Read More

Tents

tent (Science: surgery) A roll of lint or linen, or a conical or cylindrical piece of sponge or other absorbent, used... Read More

Strawberries

strawberry (Science: botany) A fragrant edible berry, of a delicious taste and commonly of a red colour, the fruit of a... 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

Sting

sting 1. (Science: zoology) Any sharp organ of offense and defense, especially when connected with a poison gland, and... Read More

Tobacco

tobacco 1. (Science: botany) An American plant (Nicotiana Tabacum) of the nightshade family, much used for smoking and... Read More

Potato

potato Origin: Sp. Patata potato, batata sweet potato, from the native American name (probably batata) in Hayti. (Science:... Read More