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Snake

Snake (Science: zoology) Any species of the order ophidia; an ophidian; a serpent, whether harmless or venomous. See... Read More

Parthenogenesis

To reproduce, by definition, means to produce new offspring. The process is referred to as reproduction, which is one of the... 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

Hoops

Hoop 1. A pliant strip of wood or metal bent in a circular form, and united at the ends, for holding together the staves of... Read More

Hypomelanism

Definition noun A condition in which there is a partial lack of the melanin, thus, a reduced... Read More

Booms

Boomslange (Science: zoology) a large south african tree snake (Bucephalus Capensis). Although considered venomous by... Read More

Adder

Adder 1. A serpent. The eddre seide to the woman. 2. (Science: zoology) a small venomous serpent of the genus Vipera. The... Read More

The Altamaha-ha

The Altamaha-ha is an aquatic cryptid reported from the myriad network of small streams and abandoned rice fields near the... Read More

Diamond

Diamond 1. A precious stone or gem excelling in brilliancy and beautiful play of prismatic colours, and remarkable for... Read More

Bull

Bull Of or pertaining to a bull; resembling a bull; male; large; fierce. Bull bat, the pine snake of the united states. Bull... Read More

Flehmen response

Definition noun A behavior in certain animals wherein the animal curls back the upper lip thereby exposing the front teeth,... Read More

European lancelet

Definition noun, plural: European lancelets A lancelet species of the genus Branchiostoma and is commonly used as a model... Read More

Herpetology

Definition noun The branch of zoology that deals with reptiles and amphibians Supplement Herpetology is a sub-discipline of... Read More

Homologous structures

Homologous Structures Definition What are homologous structures? Before we define that, let us first identify the meaning... Read More

Ecosystem

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

Sudoresis

Definition noun The state of sweating excessively Supplement Sweating is the body's physiological means to regulate body... Read More

Biotic factor

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

Photoreceptor

Photoreceptor (Science: cell biology) A specialised cell type in a multicellular organism that is sensitive to light. This... Read More

Sudorific

Definition noun, plural: sudorifics An agent promoting or causing profuse sweating or sensible perspiration adjective Of or... Read More

Antiserum

Definition noun, plural: antiserums, antisera A serum containing immunoglobulins that act against specified... Read More

Ammonite

Ammonite (Science: paleontology) a fossil cephalopod shell related to the nautilus. There are many genera and species, and... Read More

Lacertilia

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

Ilium

Definition noun, plural: ilia The uppermost and the largest bone of the pelvis that is composed of two major parts in... Read More

Mutation

Mutation is a permanent, heritable change in the nucleotide sequence or the process by which such a change occurs in a gene... Read More

Vestige

A vestige, in biology, refers to the vestigial structures. Etymologically, the term came from the Latin vestīgium, meaning... Read More

Beads

Beadsnake (Science: zoology) a small poisonous snake of North America (Elaps fulvius), banded with yellow, red, and... Read More

Curarine

Definition noun (pharmacology) The alkaloid responsible for the poisonous effects of curare Supplement Curarine is an... Read More