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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

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

Newly Discovered Exploding Ants – Colobopsis explodens

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

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

Pith

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

Synergistic effect

Synergistic Effects Definition Synergistic effects (biology definition): the effects when chemical substances or biological... Read More

Lesser ape

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

Aves

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

Intermediate host

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

Elaiosome

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

Kleptoparasitism

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

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

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

Alloparenting-What Is It?

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

Potter

potter 1. One whose occupation is to make earthen vessels. The potter heard, and stopped his wheel. (Longfellow) 2. One who... Read More

Redd

redd nest made in gravel, consisting of a depression dug by a fish for egg deposition (and then filled) and associated... Read More

Swift

swift 1. The current of a stream. 2. (Science: ornithology) Any one of numerous species of small, long-winged, insectivorous... 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

Proximate

proximate Nearest; next immediately preceding or following. Proximate ancestors. The proximate natural causes of it deluge... Read More

Humble

Humble 1. Near the ground; not high or lofty; not pretentious or magnificent; unpretending; unassuming; as, a humble... 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

Resurrection

resurrection 1. A rising again; the resumption of vigor. 2. Especially, the rising again from the dead; the resumption of... 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

Takahē (Porphyrio hochstetteri)

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