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Mount

mount 1. A mass of earth, or earth and rock, rising considerably above the common surface of the surrounding land; a... Read More

Plumes

plume 1. A feather; especially, a soft, downy feather, or a long, conspicuous, or handsome feather. Wings . . . Of many a... Read More

Plume

plume 1. A feather; especially, a soft, downy feather, or a long, conspicuous, or handsome feather. Wings . . . Of many a... Read More

Felis

Definition noun (taxonomy) A genus of the family Felidae and includes domestic cat, sand cat, black-footed cat, wildcat,... Read More

Sympatric speciation

Speciation is a process of evolution through which two different existing populations evolve and a distinct species form. It... Read More

Slide

slide 1. The act of sliding; as, a slide on the ice. 2. Smooth, even passage or progress. A better slide into their... Read More

Decomposer

Decomposer Definition The organisms that carry out the process of decay or break down of the dead organism are known as... Read More

Loose associations

Definition of Loose Associations When asked to define loose associations in psychology one can tell that it is a formal... Read More

Angiosperm

Angiosperms Definition What is an angiosperm? An angiosperm is a plant that produces flowers. The angiosperms, also... Read More

Glaciers

Glacier An immense field or stream of ice, formed in the region of perpetual snow, and moving slowly down a mountain slope... Read More

Sorbitol

Definition noun plural: sorbitols sor·bi·tol, ˈsɔr bɪˌtɔl A sugar alcohol with a sweet taste, occurs naturally in... Read More

Acidophile

Definition noun, plural: acidophiles An organism that can or must live in an acidic environment Supplement An acidophile is... Read More

Tunnels

tunnel 1. To form into a tunnel, or funnel, or to form like a tunnel; as, to tunnel fibrous plants into nests. 2. To catch... Read More

Basil

Basil The skin of a sheep tanned with bark. Origin: Corrupt. From E. Basan, f. Basane, LL. Basanium, bazana, fr. Ar.... Read More

Heterotroph

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

Mule

Definition noun, plural: mules (zoology) A sterile hybrid offspring, especially of a male donkey and a female horse (botany)... 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

Deciduous forest

Deciduous Forest Definition A deciduous forest is a type of forest dominated by trees that lose their foliage at the end of... Read More

Allopatric speciation

We can define speciation as a process by which the novel genetically independent group of organisms are formed through the... Read More

Ecological niche

An ecological niche refers to the interrelationship of a species with all the biotic and abiotic factors affecting it. This... Read More

Oropharynx

Definition noun, plural: oropharynges, oropharynxes (anatomy) The oral part of the pharynx, located behind the oral... Read More

Nearctic realm

Definition noun A biogeographic realm that covers most of North America, including Greenland, Central Florida, and the... Read More

What is a species? Definition of species, different approaches

What is the definition of species? What does it take to be considered as a species? Ever since there has been an array of... Read More

Rack

rack 1. An instrument or frame used for stretching, extending, retaining, or displaying, something. Specifically: An engine... Read More

Sex and the Single Soybean – A Biodiversity Love Story

Millions of years after their ancestors parted company on the northern shores of Australia, two world-roaming plants have... Read More

Environment

Environment Definition What does environment mean? If you mean physical environment, then it is defined as the surrounding... Read More

String

string 1. To furnish with strings; as, to string a violin. Has not wise nature strung the legs and feet With firmest nerves,... Read More

Northern Africa and biodiversity

Northern Africa and biodiversity Content Partner: United Nations Environment Programme (other articles) Article Topics:... Read More

Almas

The Almas, Mongolian for 'wild man', is a cryptozoological species of presumed hominid reputed to inhabit the Caucasus and... Read More

Anatolian leopard

The Anatolian leopard (Panthera pardus tulliana) was once described as a distinct subspecies of leopard native to Anatolia... Read More

Barren

Barren 1. A tract of barren land. 2. Elevated lands or plains on which grow small trees, but not timber; as, pine barrens;... Read More

Back

Back 1. Being at the back or in the rear; distant; remote; as, the back door; back settlements. 2. Being in arrear; overdue;... Read More

Foot

Foot 1. (Science: anatomy) The terminal part of the leg of man or an animal; especially, the part below the ankle or wrist;... Read More

Fever

Definition noun, plural: fevers (pathology) A febrile condition; an increase in body temperature that is higher than the... Read More

Cat

Definition noun, plural: cats (1) A small domesticated Felis species, e.g. F. domestica or F. catus (2) Any of the several... Read More

Lead

Lead 1. To guide or conduct with the hand, or by means of some physical contact connection; as, a father leads a child; a... 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

Debris

Debris 1. (Science: geology) broken and detached fragments, taken collectively; especially, fragments detached from a rock... Read More

Sheep

sheep 1. (Science: zoology) Any one of several species of ruminants of the genus Ovis, native of the higher mountains of... Read More

Inhale

Inhale to breathe or draw into the lungs; to inspire; as, to inhale air; opposed to exhale. Martin was walking forth to... Read More