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Parasitism

Definition noun A form of symbiosis in which one organism (called parasite) benefits at the expense of another organism... Read More

Kleptoparasitism

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

Ectoparasitism

Definition noun A form of parasitism wherein the parasite lives outside the body of the host (as opposed to a parasite... Read More

Endoparasitism

Definition noun (parasitology) A form of parasitism involving endoparasite Supplement Parasitism is one of the many forms of... Read More

Symbiosis

Symbiosis Definition What is symbiosis? Symbiosis can be defined as any kind of relationship or interaction between two... Read More

Parasitoidism

Definition noun A form of parasitism wherein an organism (called parasitoid) lives on or inside the host at one phase in its... Read More

Mutualism

Mutualism Definition What is mutualism? In biology and ecology, a mutualism is a form of symbiosis that is characterized by... 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

Parasitology

Definition noun A scientific study of parasites, their hosts, and the relationship between the parasite and the... Read More

Symbiont

Definition noun, plural: symbionts An organism in a symbiotic relationship Supplement Symbiont is the term used to refer to... Read More

Infestation

Definition noun, plural: infestations (ecology) The state of having a large number of pest organisms thriving in a... Read More

Parasitoid

Definition noun, plural: parasitoids An organism that lives on or inside the host at one phase in its life cycle, and... Read More

Endoparasite

Definition noun, plural: endoparasites (parasitology) A parasite that lives within the body of the... Read More

Parasite

Definition noun, plural: parasites An organism that obtains nourishment and shelter on another... Read More

Ectoparasite

Definition noun, plural: ectoparasites (parasitology) A parasite that lives outside the body of the... Read More

Infective stage

Definition noun (parasitology) The stage in the life cycle of an endoparasite wherein it can initiate infection to its... Read More

Endosymbiosis

Definition noun A symbiosis wherein the symbiont lives within the body of its host Supplement Symbiosis pertains to a close... Read More

Food

Definition noun (1) A form of nourishing substance that is consumed (2) A substance that provides nourishment (3) A source... Read More

Synergistic effect

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

Eosinophil

Definition noun, plural: eosinophils A type of polymorphonuclear leukocyte characterized by having a kidney-shaped nucleus,... Read More

Coccidia

Coccidia (singular: coccidium) are sporozoans that live as parasites of the digestive tracts of certain animals. The... Read More

The Evolution of Cell Organelles

The previous tutorial page noted the emergence of protists, organisms that possessed a distinct cell nucleus and contained... Read More

Anthropophilia

Definition noun (parasitology) The preference of a parasite for human than other animals as host Supplement In parasitology,... Read More

Density dependent factor

Definition noun, plural: density dependent factors (ecology) A factor whose effects on the size or growth of population vary... 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

Exudate cell

Definition noun, plural: exudate cells Any of the cells participating in the forming of exudate during inflammation or a... Read More

Animal

Animal Definition An animal (plural: animals) refers to any of the eukaryotic multicellular organisms of the biological... Read More

Conspecific

Definition noun, plural: conspecifics Another organism of the same species. adjective Pertaining to another organism (such... Read More

Biology

Biology Definition Biology is the branch of science that primarily deals with the structure, function, growth, evolution,... Read More

Metabiosis

metabiosis dependence of one organism on another for its existence. See: commensalism, mutualism, parasitism. Origin: meta--... Read More

Insect control

Definition noun A method of controlling insect population, such as by chemical, biological, or other means Supplement There... Read More

Anthropophilic

Definition adjective (parasitology) Preferring or seeking a human host over another animal Supplement The term... Read More

Intermediate host

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

Tertiary consumer

Definition noun, plural: tertiary consumers Any organism that consumes or feeds largely on primary and secondary... Read More

Haustorium

Definition noun, plural: haustoria (botany) Knob-like root for penetrating into and absorbing nutrients and water from the... Read More

Mutualistic symbiosis

Definition noun A symbiotic relationship between individuals of different species in which both individuals benefit from... Read More

Food web

Definition noun (ecology) A graphical model showing the interconnecting food chains in an ecological... Read More

Branches of biology

Branches of Biology Biology, the scientific study of life, includes several relevant branches. Below is a list of major... Read More

Protist

Protist Definition What is a protist? All protists are eukaryotes, i.e. organisms with a nucleus. However, they are... Read More

Plant

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