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The Amazing Spider Dads

Humans are not the only fathers capable of giving it all for the sake of their progeny. The animal kingdom is teeming with... Read More

Spider

spider 1. (Science: zoology) Any one of numerous species of arachnids comprising the order araneina. Spiders have the... Read More

Ameranthropoides loysi

"Ameranthropoides loysi" (otherwise known as de Loys' Ape) is the unofficial name for a large primate supposedly... Read More

Spider cancer

Definition noun A term no longer in common use to refer to a malignant neoplasm having a rhizoid or filamentous edge of... Read More

Book lungs

Book Lungs Definition Lungs are known as the organs that help organisms breathe. When we think of lungs, we think of the... Read More

Palp

Definition noun, plural: palps (1) (arthropodology) Pedipalp; Either of the second pair of appendages located laterally to... Read More

Garden

Garden 1. A piece of ground appropriates to the cultivation of herbs, fruits, flowers, or vegetables. 2. A rich,... Read More

Arachnology

Definition noun A biological discipline that studies arachnids Supplement Arachnology is a biological discipline that deals... Read More

Triangle

triangle 1. (Science: geometry) A figure bounded by three lines, and containing three angles. A triangle is either plane,... Read More

Pedipalp

Definition noun, plural: pedipalps Either of the second pair of appendages located laterally to the chelicerae and... 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

Carotene

Definition noun, plural: carotenes Any of the group of carotenoids characterized by the lack of oxygen on its molecular... Read More

Carotenoid

Definition noun, plural: carotenoids (botany) Any of the pigment molecules, typically yellow, red, and orange, that interact... Read More

Hunting

Hunting The pursuit of game or of wild animals. Happy hunting grounds, the region to which, according to the belief of... Read More

Zebra

zebra (Science: zoology) Either one of two species of south african wild horses remarkable for having the body white or... Read More

Leaping

Leaping From leap, to jump. Leaping house, a brothel. Leaping pole, a pole used in some games of leaping. (Science: zoology)... Read More

Respiratory system

Definition noun An organ system comprised of organs and structures associated for respiration or gas exchange Supplement An... Read More

Spin

spin 1. To practice spinning; to work at drawing and twisting threads; to make yarn or thread from fibre; as, the woman... Read More

Arboreal

Arboreal Definition Arbor is a Latin word meaning "tree". Thus, arboreal means "related to or pertaining to trees". The... Read More

Pedicle

Definition noun, plural: pedicles (1) (botany) The stalk of a flower. (2) (entomology) The waist of the ant bearing one or... Read More

Invertebrate zoology

Definition noun A sub-discipline of zoology that particularly deals with the invertebrates Supplement Invertebrate zoology... Read More

Fangs

Fang 1. (Science: zoology) The tusk of an animal, by which the prey is seized and held or torn; a long pointed tooth;... Read More

Circulatory fluid

Definition noun The fluid confined within the vessel in a closed circulatory system or that contained in a cavity (hemocoel)... Read More

Arrhenotoky

Definition noun A form of parthenogenesis wherein male offspring develops from an unfertilized... Read More

Haplodiploidy

Definition noun A biological system of sex determination as observed in the Hymenopteran species (e.g. ants and bees) where... Read More

Insect

Insect 1. (Science: zoology) One of the Insecta; especially, one of the hexapoda. See insecta. The hexapod insects pass... Read More

Arthropodology

Definition noun A biological discipline that studies arthropods Supplement Arthropodology is a biological discipline that... Read More

Chelicera

Definition noun, plural: chelicerae Either of the first set of appendages of the chelicerates (e.g. arachnids, horseshoe... Read More

Haplorrhine

Definition noun, plural: haplorrhines Any of the primates characterized mainly by being dry-nosed because of a lack of a... Read More

Vacuolization

Definition noun, plural: vacuolizations The formation into, or multiplication of, vacuoles; being filled with... Read More

Chelicerate

Definition noun, plural: chelicerates Any of the species belonging to the subphylum Chelicerata Supplement The chelicerates... Read More

Critically endangered species

Definition noun Any species that has an extremely high risk of extinction in the immediate future (as categorized by the... Read More

Open circulatory system

Definition noun A type of circulatory system wherein the hemolymph bathes the organs and tissues directly thus there is no... Read More

Arthropod

Arthropod Definition What is an arthropod? An arthropod is an invertebrate living organism characterized by the presence of... Read More

Pedicel

Definition noun, plural: pedicels (1) (botany) The stalk of a flower. (2) (entomology) The waist of the ant bearing one or... Read More

Chitobiose

Definition noun A dimer comprised of two molecules of glucosamine units joined by β-1,4 bonds, and produced by organisms... Read More

Biosecurity and Biocontrol

By: Maria Victoria Gonzaga In the previous lesson, we learned about the importance of modern science... Read More