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Scattered

scattered 1. Dispersed; dissipated; sprinkled, or loosely spread. 2. (Science: botany) irregular in position; having no... 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

Digestion and Absorption of Food

The gastrointestinal (GI) system includes the gastrointestinal tract (mouth, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, small intestine,... 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

Sparse

sparse 1. Thinly scattered; set or planted here and there; not being dense or close together; as, a sparse population. 2.... Read More

Leaves

Leaves are highly efficient solar energy converters. They capture light energy and through the process of photosynthesis.... Read More

Angiosperm

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

Spongioplasm

Definition noun (1) The network or reticulum formed by the fibrils or granules thinly scattered in the cytoplasm. (2) The... Read More

Habitat mosaic

Definition noun An area or site comprised of multiple habitat types. Supplement A habitat mosaic can be formed through an... Read More

Monocotyledon

Definition noun, plural: monocotyledons A group of flowering plants belonging to the class Liliopsida (or Monocotyledonae)... Read More

Sunlight

Definition noun The electromagnetic radiation of the sun that reaches the earth, particularly infrared, visible light, and... Read More

Monocot

Definition noun, plural: monocotyledons A group of flowering plants belonging to the class Liliopsida (or Monocotyledonae)... Read More

Liliopsida

Definition noun (plant taxonomy) A taxonomic class of the division Magnoliophyta comprised of lilies, grasses, palms,... Read More

Plant Tissues

Plants are composed of three major organ groups: roots, stems, and leaves. As we know from other areas of biology, these... Read More

Fruits, Flowers, and Seeds

Flowering plants grow in a wide variety of habitats and environments. They can go from germination of a seed to a mature... Read More

Plant Metabolism

Introduction Plants are responsible for incredible feats of molecular transformation. The processes are always being... Read More

Vascular Plants: Ferns and Relatives

These plants are seedless plants, but unlike the bryophytes, they do have vascular tissue (xylem and phloem). Because of the... Read More

Smooth endoplasmic reticulum

Smooth Endoplasmic Reticulum Definition Smooth endoplasmic reticulum (sER) is (a part of) endoplasmic reticulum that is... Read More

Nervous System

    THE is the most complicated and highly organized of the various systems which make up the human body. It is the... Read More

Visible light

Definition noun The electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths between 400 nm and 750 nm and can produce a visual... Read More

Macrophytes

Introduction    Examples of Macrophytes. (Source: Canada's AquaticEnvironments) ... Read More

Sporadic

sporadic Neither endemic nor epidemic, occurring occasionally in a random or isolated manner. Origin: Gr. Sporadikos =... Read More

Smooth muscle

The smooth muscle can be described as a type of muscle in the human body that is non-striated and involuntary in action.... Read More

Turbot

turbot (Science: zoology) A large European flounder (Rhombus maximus) highly esteemed as a food fish. It often weighs from... Read More

Shell

shell 1. A hard outside covering, as of a fruit or an animal. Specifically: The covering, or outside part, of a nut; as, a... Read More

Flight

Flight 1. The act or flying; a passing through the air by the help of wings; volitation; mode or style of flying. Like the... Read More

Reduce

reduce 1. To bring or lead back to any former place or condition. And to his brother's house reduced his wife. (Chapman) The... Read More

Ecosystem

Ecosystem Definition An ecosystem is a system consisting of biotic and abiotic components that function together as a unit.... Read More

Fowl

Fowl Instead of the pl. Fowls the singular is often used collectively. OE. Foul, fowel, foghel, fuhel, fugel, as. Fugol;... Read More

Xylem

Xylem Definition Xylem is defined as a plant tissue that transfers water and nutrients from roots to all over the plant... Read More

Rare

rare 1. Not frequent; seldom met with or occurring; unusual; as, a rare event. 2. Of an uncommon nature; unusually... Read More

Allele

Allele Definition What are alleles? An allele is a term coined to describe a specific copy of a gene. Genes, the DNA... Read More

Ganglia

Ganglia Definition What are ganglia? To simply define ganglia in biology, it is the structure of an oval shape that... Read More