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Swimming

swimming 1. That swims; capable of swimming; adapted to, or used in, swimming; as, a swimming bird; a swimming motion. 2.... Read More

Free-swimming

Free-swimming (Science: zoology) swimming in the open sea; said of certain marine... Read More

Nectophore

Definition noun, plural: nectophores The swimming bell in (the colony of) siphonophores Supplement The nectophores are the... Read More

Plankton

plankton (Science: marine biology) small (often microscopic) plants and animals floating, drifting or weakly swimming in... Read More

Wild dolphins learn to “tail-walk” on the water, yet it’s just a fad

Dolphins performing acrobatic tricks have, time and again, fascinated and mesmerized people. As early as 1860s, capturers... Read More

Naegleria fowleri

Naegleria fowleri (commonly referred to as the brain-eating amoeba) is a heat-loving amoeboflagellate protozoan of the... Read More

Medusa

Definition noun, plural: medusae (zoology) The freely-swimming, umbrella- or disk-shaped gelatinous form of Cnidarians (as... Read More

Homologous

Homologous Definition What is homologous? In general science, the word “homologous” is used to show a degree of... Read More

Sound

sound The air bladder of a fish; as, cod sounds are an esteemed article of food. Origin: AS. Sund a swimming, akin to E.... Read More

Nekton

The aggregate of actively swimming animals in a body of water ranging from microscopic organisms to whales.Animals that... Read More

Chemotaxis

Definition noun The directional movement of an organism or a living motile cell in response to certain diffusible chemicals... Read More

Chemokinesis

Definition noun A behavioral response of a cell or an organism to a soluble chemical that leads to random or directionally... Read More

Aerobic exercise

Definition noun A form of exercise designed to promote aerobic metabolism, involving low to moderately intense activities... Read More

Mycoplankton

Definition noun The fungi or fungus-like component of plankton Supplement Plankton pertain to the small organisms that... Read More

Ciliate

Definition noun, plural: ciliates Common name for the members of the phylum Ciliophora (or in other classification scheme,... Read More

Terrestrial locomotion

Definition noun The various forms of movement of living things on land that enable them to... Read More

Cercaria

Cercaria The free-swimming trematode larva that emerges from its host snail; it may penetrate the skin of a final host (as... Read More

Bacterioplankton

Definition noun The bacterial component of plankton of aquatic ecosystems Supplement Plankton pertain to the small organisms... Read More

Analogous structures

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

Homologous structures

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

Tunicate

Definition noun, plural: tunicates Any of the sessile marine chordates of the subphylum Tunicata Supplement Chordates... Read More

Siphosome

Definition noun, plural: syphosomes The region comprised of the feeding, reproductive, and defensive zooids in a... Read More

Phytoplankton

Definition noun Photosynthetic (plant-like) constituent of plankton, mainly comprised of unicellular... Read More

Chordata

Chordata Definition What is Chordata? Chordata is the phylum of the animal kingdom that includes a large number of animal... Read More

Zooplankton

Definition noun Animal or animal-like constituent of plankton, comprised mainly of freely floating protozoa, small... Read More

Analogous

In evolutionary biology, the meaning of analogous is “having similarities in functions but different evolutionary... Read More

Leg

Leg 1. A limb or member of an animal used for supporting the body, and in running, climbing, and swimming; especially, that... Read More

Natural selection

Natural Selection Definition What is natural selection in biology? Natural selection is defined as a process in nature... Read More

Fin

Fin 1. (Science: marine biology, zoology) An organ of a fish, consisting of a membrane supported by rays, or little bony or... Read More

Gamete

Definition of Gamete What is a gamete? A gamete is the mature reproductive or sex cell that contains a haploid number of... Read More

Aquatic

Definition adjective Of, relating to, or pertaining to water Supplement In biological context, the term aquatic is used to... Read More

Umbrella

umbrella 1. A shade, screen, or guard, carried in the hand for sheltering the person from the rays of the sun, or from rain... Read More

Locomotion

Definition noun The ability of cells or organisms to move and propel itself from place to place Supplement Locomotion in... Read More

Undulation

Definition noun, plural: undulations (biology) The type of motion characterized by wave-like movement patterns, propelling... Read More

Oar

oar 1. An implement for impelling a boat, being a slender piece of timber, usually ash or spruce, with a grip or handle at... Read More

Raft

raft 1. A collection of logs, boards, pieces of timber, or the like, fastened, together, either for their own collective... Read More

Escape conditioning

Definition noun A form of conditioning in which the subject learns to perform a behavior that terminates an aversive... Read More

Flipper

Flipper 1. (Science: zoology) a broad flat limb used for swimming, as those of seals, sea turtles, whales, etc. 2. The... Read More

Hydroidea

Hydroidea (Science: zoology) An extensive order of hydrozoa or acalephae. alternative forms: Hydroida. this order includes... Read More

Animal

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