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Nest

nest Origin: AS. Nest; akin to D. & G. Nest, Sw. Naste, L. Nidus, for nisdus, Skr. Nia resting place, nest; cf. Lith.... Read More

Commensalism

Commensalism Definition What is commensalism? Literally, commensalism is a Latin word that means ‘to eat at the same... Read More

Molecular Basis of Temperature-Dependent Gender of Red-Eared Slider Turtle

Imagine a child inside a womb with a sex yet to be decided not by the pair of sex chromosomes but by the ambient temperature... Read More

Petiole

Definition noun, plural: petioles (1) (botany) The stalk at the base of the leaf blade, attaching and supporting the leaf... Read More

Newly Discovered Exploding Ants – Colobopsis explodens

A new ant species, Colobopsis explodens, was recently identified. Similar to other exploding ant species, Colobopsis... 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

Ecological niche

Ecological Niche Definition An ecological niche refers to the interrelationship of a species with all the biotic and... Read More

Aves

Aves Definition What are birds classified as? Birds constitute the class Aves of the kingdom Animalia. How to define Aves?... Read More

Edible

Edible fit to be eaten as food; eatable; esculent; as, edible fishes. Anything edible. Edible birds nest. See birds nest. 2.... Read More

Pith

Pith Definition In general, the term "pith" refers to the "soft inner portion" of something. In botany, a pith refers... Read More

Lesser ape

Definition noun, plural: lesser apes Any of the apes of the family Hylobatidae (gibbons) characterized by being relatively... Read More

Synergistic effect

Synergistic Effects Definition In biology, synergistic effects are the effects when chemical substances or biological... Read More

Why Is The Mary River Turtle Endangered

The Mary River Turtle  (Elusor macrurus) has been named recently as one of the species on the brink of extinction. That is... Read More

Kleptoparasitism

Definition noun A form of parasitism wherein an animal takes food or objects collected, caught, prepared, or stored by... Read More

Elaiosome

Definition noun, plural: elaiosomes A plant organelle that stores fat Supplement Elaiosome is an organelle that stores fat... Read More

Asian Glossy Starling

Definition noun, Species in class Aves that considered as one of the noisiest species of birds those are highly extroverted... Read More

Alloparenting-What Is It?

“Alloparenting—What Is It?” Sonja G. Rosas 13 September 2007 An Introduction To Alloparenting Every gregarious... 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

Intermediate host

Intermediate Host Definition When looking at the relationships amongst different biological members of our biosphere, we... Read More

Parasitism

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

Timber

timber 1. That sort of wood which is proper for buildings or for tools, utensils, furniture, carriages, fences, ships, and... Read More

Nidus

Definition noun, plural: niduses or nidi (1) A nest for insects or small animals; a breeding place. (2) A locus of infection... Read More

Sedges

sedge 1. (Science: botany) Any plant of the genus Carex, perennial, endogenous herbs, often growing in dense tufts in marshy... Read More

Obligate parasite

Parasitism is a form of symbiosis that occurs between a parasite and its host. The parasite is the organism that generally... Read More

Saliva

Definition noun The secretion from the salivary glands Supplement The saliva is a viscid, watery fluid that is secreted from... Read More

Sedge

sedge 1. (Science: botany) Any plant of the genus Carex, perennial, endogenous herbs, often growing in dense tufts in marshy... Read More

Takahē (Porphyrio hochstetteri)

By: Maria Victoria Gonzaga Previously, we've seen the different animals endemic to New Zealand. Due to the... Read More