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Relative value scales

relative value scales Coded listings of physician or other professional services using units that indicate the relative... Read More

Biodiversity

Biodiversity Lead Author: J. Emmett DuffyThis article has been reviewed and approved by the following Topic Editor: John... Read More

Stems

External Form of a Woody Twig A woody twig, or stem, is an axis with leaves attached. The leaves are arranged in various... Read More

Chondrichthyes

Definition noun A taxonomic class comprised of cartilaginous fish Supplement Chondrichthyes is taxonomic superclass of... Read More

"Mummified" Dinosaur Discovered In Montana

By Hillary Mayell An onsite restoration drawing of how "Leonardo" may... Read More

Seed Plants

There are two main subdivisions of seed plants—the ones without covered seeds, the gymnosperms, and the ones with covered... Read More

Scales

scale A reduced or rudimentary leaf, for example surrounding a dormant bud, a thin flap of tissue, for example on the... Read More

Epidermis

Epidermis Definition What is the epidermis? We can define the epidermis as one or more layers of cells forming the tough... Read More

Amphibians & Early Reptiles

Amphibia Definition (Science: zoology) Amphibia is one of the classes of vertebrates. The amphibia are distinguished by... Read More

Independent variable

Independent Variable Definition To define an independent variable, let us first understand what a variable is. The word... Read More

Asteraceae

'Asteraceae'', composite family. A single family enclosed in order Asterales in subclass Asteridae. The other name -... Read More

Nomogram

nomogram A form of line chart showing scales for the variables involved in a particular formula in such a way that... 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

Incline

Incline 1. To deviate from a line, direction, or course, toward an object; to lean; to tend; as, converging lines incline... Read More

Sector

sector 1. (Science: geometry) A part of a circle comprehended between two radii and the included arc. 2. A mathematical... Read More

SENI Biometric Analysis on the extinct Scincidae species: Macroscincus coctei (underlined)

Brian L. Schnirel Leeway Corucia Research Center (LCRC) Courtesy: Polyphemos (2004)   Introduction: It has been... Read More

A Look Into Natural Selection and its Mechanisms

Charles Darwin is credited with outlining the fundamentals of evolution. He was a smart and eager pupil and protégé,... Read More

Tail

tail 1. (Science: zoology) The terminal, and usually flexible, posterior appendage of an animal. The tail of mammals and... Read More

Crocodile

Definition noun, plural: crocodiles Any of the amphibious reptile species of the subfamily Crocodylinae Supplement The... Read More

Gymnosperm

Definition noun, plural: gymnosperms A vascular plant in which the seeds are not enclosed by a ripened ovary... 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

Animal

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

Exfoliation

Exfoliation (Science: biology) a falling off in scales or layers. Origin: L.... Read More

Lamellae

Definition noun, singular: lamella (general) Thin structures resembling a plate. (cell biology) Intergrana thylakoids, i.e.... Read More

Albinism

Definition noun A hereditary, congenital disorder characterized by the complete or partial lack of pigmentation production... Read More

Cladophyll

Cladophyll (Science: plant biology) a flattened, leaf-like photosynthetic stem not bearing leaves or scales. Compare:... Read More

Lodicule

Lodicule (Science: plant biology) One of a pair of tiny scales in a grass floret, between the lemma and the fertile parts of... Read More

Asexual reproduction

Asexual Reproduction Definition What is asexual reproduction? Asexual reproduction is a mode of reproduction that does not... Read More

Vestiture

vestiture That which covers a surface, as hairs, scales,... Read More

Salamanders

salamander 1. (Science: zoology) Any one of numerous species of urodela, belonging to salamandra, Amblystoma, Plethodon, and... Read More

Cloning

Cloning Definition In biology, cloning is the process of producing similar populations of genetically identical individuals... Read More

Lacertilia

Lacertilia (Science: zoology) An order of reptilia, which includes the lizards. They are closely related to the snakes, and... Read More

Lepidoptera

Lepidoptera (Science: zoology) An order of insects, which includes the butterflies and moths. They have broad wings, covered... Read More

Actions of Caffeine in the Brain with Special Reference to Factors That Contribute to Its Widespread Use

IV. Actions of Caffeine on Brain Functions and Behavior Having discussed the molecular and neuronal actions of caffeine,... Read More

Ramenta

ramenta (Science: botany) thin brownish chaffy scales upon the leaves or young shoots of some plants, especially upon the... Read More

Arthropod

Arthropod Definition What is an arthropod? An arthropod is an invertebrate living organism characterized by the presence of... Read More

Naked

naked 1. Having no clothes on; uncovered; nude; bare; as, a naked body; a naked limb; a naked sword. 2. Having no means of... Read More

Hair cast

Hair cast 1. A cast composed of parakeratotic scales attached to scalp hair but freely movable up and down the hair shaft;... Read More

Epithelium

An epithelium is a type of animal tissue made up of densely packed cells (called epithelial cells) that rest on a basement... Read More

Fulcrum

Fulcrum Origin: L, bedpost, fr. Fulcire to prop. 1. A prop or support. 2. (Science: mechanics) That by which a lever is... Read More