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Sessile

Definition adjective (1) Of, pertaining to, or relating to the state of sessility or the inability to move actively or... Read More

Sessile plant

Definition noun, plural: sessile plants (botany) Any of the flowering plants lacking petioles. Supplement Flowering plants... Read More

Sessile hydatid

sessile hydatid --> testicular appendage A vesicular nonpedunculated structure attached to the cephalic pole of the testis;... Read More

Polyp

Definition noun, plural: polyps (1) (zoology) The hollow, columnar, sessile form of Cnidarians (as opposed to the medusa... Read More

Lotic Communities & Animals

A running water environment offers numerous microhabitats that simulate favorable conditions for many types of animals to... Read More

Petiolate

Definition adjective (1) (botany) Having a petiole or leafstalk attaching the leaf blade to the stem. (2) (entomology)... Read More

Coral polyp

Definition noun, plural: coral polyps (marine biology) An invertebrate species of the class Anthozoa that may live either... Read More

Petiolate plant

Definition noun, plural: petiolate plants (botany) Any of the group of flowering plants that possess petiole, which is a... Read More

Sex Reversal – When Males Grew Ovaries Instead of Testes

Summary: Sex reversal is not unusual in some animals, especially in invertebrates. As for the vertebrates, there are... Read More

Leaves

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

Oocyst

Definition noun, plural: oocysts A resistant, thick-walled spore containing the zygote Supplement Apicomplexa is a phylum... Read More

Cactoidea

Definition noun (plant taxonomy) The largest subfamily of the cactus family comprised of the tribes: Browningieae, Cacteae,... Read More

Sea fan

Definition noun, plural: sea fans A soft coral species that is characterized by its fanlike form Supplement Soft corals... Read More

Tunicate

Definition noun, plural: tunicates Any of the sessile marine chordates of the subphylum Tunicata Supplement Chordates... Read More

Kelp

The swaying and winding of kelp in the ocean currents has an entrancing, hypnotic quality that would be the envy of the... Read More

Animal

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

Kingdom Animalia

Kingdom Animalia Definition Each person can say that they know of or can name at least one animal. However, do people know... Read More

Bradyzoite

Definition noun, plural: bradyzoites A slowly multiplying cell form in the life cycle of certain Apicomplexans, such as... Read More

Tachyzoite

Definition noun, plural: tachyzoites A relatively faster-growing, actively multiplying, and invasive cell type of certain... Read More

Fibroepithelial polyp

Definition noun, plural: fibroepithelial polyps A benign, often solitary, rubbery, polypoid outgrowth of epidermal and... Read More

Medusa

Definition noun, plural: medusae (zoology) The freely-swimming, umbrella- or disk-shaped gelatinous form of Cnidarians (as... Read More

Dominant species

Dominance is the state of being supreme or dominant. Community dominance refers to the form of dominance where certain... 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

Choanoflagellate

Definition noun, plural: choanoflagellates A flagellate protozoan of the genera Monosiga and Proterospongia of the class... Read More