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Sheep

sheep 1. (Science: zoology) Any one of several species of ruminants of the genus Ovis, native of the higher mountains of... Read More

New Zealand’s Unique Flora

By: Maria Victoria Gonzaga In the previous lesson, we've come to know some of the most fascinating endemic... Read More

Semilunar valve

The human heart structure consists of heart chambers (2 atria and 2 ventricles) that differ functionally from each other.... Read More

Fleece

Fleece 1. The entire coat of wood that covers a sheep or other similar animal; also, the quantity shorn from a sheep, or... Read More

Shear

shear 1. To cut, clip, or sever anything from with shears or a like instrument; as, to shear sheep; to shear cloth. It is... Read More

Browse

Browse The tender branches or twigs of trees and shrubs, fit for the food of cattle and other animals; green food. Sheep,... Read More

Wool

wool 1. The soft and curled, or crisped, species of hair which grows on sheep and some other animals, and which in fineness... Read More

Fasciola hepatica

Definition noun A liver fluke belonging to the family Fasciolidae of the class Trematoda, and is endemic in the U.S.,... Read More

Predation

In ecology, predation is a mechanism of population control. Thus, when the number of predators is scarce the number of... Read More

Tallow

tallow 1. The suet or fat of animals of the sheep and ox kinds, separated from membranous and fibrous matter by melting. The... Read More

Homogenous

What is homogenous? What does homogenous mean? The word homogenous has been derived from two Greek words that are... Read More

Visna maedi virus

Visna maedi virus (Science: virology) A retrovirus of sheep and goats. A member of the lentivirus subfamily related to... Read More

Complement fixation test

Definition noun (immunology) A form of immunological test for the detection of the presence of either a particular antibody... Read More

Gid

Gid a disease of sheep, characterised by vertigo; the staggers. It is caused by the presence of the Cnurus, a larval... Read More

Gut

Definition noun, plural: guts (1) The portions of the alimentary canal, particularly the stomach and the intestines... Read More

Genetic Engineering Advantages & Disadvantages

  Through genetic engineering, scientists are able to move desirable genes from one plant or animal to another or... Read More

Fagopyrism

Fagopyrism photosensitization, mainly in cattle and sheep, caused by ingestion of buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum) and... Read More

Cloning

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

Human milk oligosaccharide

Definition noun plural: human milk oligosaccharides An oligosaccharide that occurs in high concentrations and exclusively... Read More

Lamarckian theory

Definition noun An evolutionary theory holding that acquired or learned traits can be passed on from parents to... Read More

Lamarckism

Definition noun The theory suggesting that traits or characteristics of an organism are produced and inherited by direct... Read More

Sturdy

sturdy 1. Foolishly obstinate or resolute; stubborn; unrelenting; unfeeling; stern. This sturdy marquis gan his hearte dress... Read More

Artiodactyla

Artiodactyla (Science: zoology) One of the divisions of the ungulate animals. The functional toes of the hind foot are even... Read More

Basil

Basil The skin of a sheep tanned with bark. Origin: Corrupt. From E. Basan, f. Basane, LL. Basanium, bazana, fr. Ar.... Read More

Biotic factor

Biotic Factor Definition Biotic factors (also known as biotic components) are the living component in an ecosystem. The... Read More

White adipose tissue

Definition noun, plural: white adipose tissues A type of adipose tissue found in mammals used to store energy and acts as... Read More

Hydrous wool fat

Hydrous wool fat --> adeps lanae The greasy substance obtained from the wool of the sheep Ovis aries (family Bovidae). Used... Read More

Don’t Read This, You Know It All Already – Why Farmers Should Care About Biodiversity

Don't Read This, You Know It All Already - Why Farmers Should Care About Biodiversity If you're a farmer maybe you... Read More

Ram

ram 1. The male of the sheep and allied animals. In some parts of England a ram is called a tup. 2. (Science: astronomy)... Read More

Alimentary canal

Definition of Alimentary canal What is the alimentary canal? The alimentary canal is a muscular hollow continuous tubular... Read More

Foot

Foot 1. (Science: anatomy) The terminal part of the leg of man or an animal; especially, the part below the ankle or wrist;... Read More

Animal

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

Ox

ox (Science: zoology) The male of bovine quadrupeds, especially the domestic animal when castrated and grown to its full... Read More

Lost

Lost 1. Parted with unwillingly or unintentionally; not to be found; missing; as, a lost book or sheep. 2. Parted with; no... Read More

Prions

Prions See: prp, gerstmann straussler scheinker syndrome. Suggested as the causative agents of several infectious diseases... Read More

Arrest

Arrest 1. The act of stopping, or restraining from further motion, etc.; stoppage; hindrance; restraint; as, an arrest of... Read More

Stock

stock group of organisms (all of the same species) that is genetically self-sustaining and isolated geographically or... Read More

Ecosystem

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

Colostrum

Definition noun, plural: colostra The first milk secreted by the mammary glands of female mammals coming into... Read More