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Suck

suck 1. To draw, as a liquid, by the action of the mouth and tongue, which tends to produce a vacuum, and causes the liquid... Read More

Proboscis

Proboscis Definition What is proboscis? A proboscis refers to an elongated or projecting appendage in the head region of... Read More

Unusual Plants

By Regina Bailey Plants are amazing organisms. They are able to create their own food through photosynthesis, and provide... Read More

Drink

Drink 1. Liquid to be swallowed; any fluid to be taken into the stomach for quenching thirst or for other purposes, as... Read More

Imbibe

Imbibe 1. To drink in; to absorb; to suck or take in; to receive as by drinking; as, a person imbibes drink, or a sponge... Read More

Necator americanus

Definition noun A parasitic worm of humans and other animals and is regarded as the New World hookworm Supplement Necator... Read More

Shellac

shellac A resinous excretion of an insect, Laccifer (Tachardia) lacca (family Coccidae). The insects suck the juice of... Read More

Definitive host

Different Biological Relationships The biological world is interconnected whether we notice it or not. All the life forms... Read More

Tick

Tick Definition A tick is an arachnid belonging to order Ixodida. There are three families identified: (1) Ixodidae (hard... Read More

Lactation

Lactation (Science: obstetrics) The period of the secretion of milk. Origin: L. Lactatio, from lactare = to suckle The... Read More

Adsorption

Adsorption 1. (Science: chemistry) The accumulation or concentration of molecules of a gas or liquid on a surface in contact... Read More

Absorbance

Definition noun (analytical chemistry) A logarithmic measure of the amount of light absorbed (at particular wavelength) as... Read More

Haustorium

Definition noun, plural: haustoria (botany) Knob-like root for penetrating into and absorbing nutrients and water from the... Read More

Mutualistic symbiosis

Mutualistic Symbiosis Definition In order to understand what a mutualistic symbiotic relationship means, we will break down... Read More

Growth Patterns

When measuring growth, it is more desirable to use dry mass as a reliable indication. However, since you can't just 'suck'... Read More

sloth bear

Sloth Bear Definition The sloth bear (Melursus ursinus) is a small bear species characterized by having a long lower lip... Read More