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Scientists discover the gene that causes the smell of the earth and leads camels to water

Scientists at the John Innes Centre (JIC), Norwich(1) have discovered the gene that gives freshly turned soil its... Read More

Smell

smell (Science: physiology) 1. The sense or faculty by which certain qualities of bodies are perceived through the... Read More

Stimulus

We can detect hot or cold environments using our sense of temperature. When the temperature is too hot, sweating... 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

Ganglion

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

Rhinarium

Definition noun, plural: rhinaria The hairless skin area surrounding the nostrils in certain mammals Supplement Rhinarium is... Read More

Analogous structures

In evolutionary biology, analogous structures are defined as biological structures having similar or corresponding functions... Read More

Plant

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

Olfactory nerve

Definition noun, plural: olfactory nerves The cranial nerve comprised of sensory nerve fibers that carry impulses for the... Read More

Nose

nose 1. (Science: anatomy) The prominent part of the face or anterior extremity of the head containing the nostrils and... Read More

Sense organ

Definition noun, plural: sense organs An organ or structure that has nerve endings capable of detecting and reacting to a... Read More

Sensation

sensation 1. (Science: physiology) An impression, or the consciousness of an impression, made upon the central nervous... Read More

Sense Organs in Insects

By Sachin Chorge Article submitted on January 2008 Article accepted on February 2008   Senses are the... Read More

Plant sets off “SOS” for plant defense when it gets hurt

When herbivore, such as an insect, nibbles a plant leaf, the plant sets off an "SOS" or distress signal as one of the... Read More

Olfactory receptor cells

olfactory receptor cells Very slender nerve cell's, with large nuclei and surmounted by six to eight long, sensitive cilia... Read More

Convergent evolution

Convergent evolution definition What is convergent evolution? Convergent evolution is a concept in evolutionary biology... Read More

Chemoreceptor

Definition noun, plural: chemoreceptors (1) A sensory nerve cell or sense organ, as of smell, or taste, that are able to... Read More

Trophic level

In ecology, a trophic level pertains to a position in a food chain or ecological pyramid occupied by a group of organisms... Read More

Sense of touch

Definition noun Sense recognized by the tactile organs or neural receptors in the skin (as well as in the tongue, throat,... Read More

Bigfoot – It always stays just outside the range of scientific proof

One of the most widespread and controversial creatures of dubious existence is Bigfoot, also known as Sasquatch, in... Read More

Non-living thing

A non-living thing in biology means any form without life, such as an inanimate body or object. Compared with the entity... Read More

Living things

Living Things Definition A living thing pertains to any organism or a life form that possesses or shows the characteristics... Read More

Sensory neuron

Definition noun, plural: sensory neurons A type of neuron that transmits sensory nerve impulses Supplement The neurons are... Read More

Funk

Funk An offensive smell; a stench. Origin: oe. Funke a little fire; akin to Prov. E. Funk touchwood, g. Funke spark, and... Read More

Nocturnality

Definition noun, plural: nocturnalities (1) The condition of being active or occurring during the night (2) The active... 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

Sensory Systems

A sensory system is a part of the nervous system consisting of sensory receptors that receive stimuli from the internal and... Read More

Digestion and Absorption of Food

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

Thanatosis – Faking Death To Escape Doom

Thanatosis -- pretending to be dead -- is one of the best strategies that certain wild animals came up with in order to... Read More

Ptyalin

Ptyalin (Science: physiology) An unorganised amylolytic ferment, on enzyme, present in human mixed saliva and in the saliva... Read More

Special sense

special sense One of the five senses related respectively to the organs of sight, hearing, smell, taste, and... Read More

Felidae

Definition noun A taxonomic family of Carnivora embracing domestic and wild cats such as lions and tigers Supplement Felidae... Read More

Tobacco

tobacco 1. (Science: botany) An American plant (Nicotiana Tabacum) of the nightshade family, much used for smoking and... Read More

Sweet

sweet 1. Having an agreeable taste or flavor such as that of sugar; saccharine; opposed to sour and bitter; as, a sweet... Read More

Offensive

offensive 1. Giving offense; causing displeasure or resentment; displeasing; annoying; as, offensive words. 2. Giving pain... Read More

Volatile

volatile 1. Passing through the air on wings, or by the buoyant force of the atmosphere; flying; having the power to fly. 2.... Read More

Bears

Bears Definition Bears are mammals belonging to the family Ursidae. They typically have massive bodies, coarse heavy fur,... Read More

Sharp

sharp 1. Having a very thin edge or fine point; of a nature to cut or pierce easily; not blunt or dull; keen. He dies upon... Read More

Balsam

Balsam 1. A resin containing more or less of an essential or volatile oil. The balsams are aromatic resinous substances,... Read More

Organism

An organism refers to a living thing that has an organized structure, can react to stimuli, reproduce, grow, adapt, and... Read More