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Teeth

teeth --> tooth Pl> teeth . OE. Toth,tooth, AS. T; akin to OFries. Tth, OS. & D. Tand, OHG. Zang, zan, G. Zahn,... Read More

Omnivore

Organisms need to eat food in order to gain energy and survive in the ecosystem. Often, living things are categorized by how... Read More

Chondrichthyes

Definition noun A taxonomic class comprised of cartilaginous fish Supplement Chondrichthyes is taxonomic superclass of... Read More

Herbivore

Herbivore Definition A herbivore is the primary consumer of the food chain that usually occupies the second trophic level... Read More

Aves

Aves Definition What are birds classified as? Birds constitute the class Aves of the kingdom Animalia. How to define Aves?... Read More

Humans are Omnivores – Evidence

A number of popular myths about vegetarianism sprung with no scientific basis. One example of such a myth is that man is... Read More

Jaw

Jaw 1. (Science: anatomy) One of the bones, usually bearing teeth, which form the framework of the mouth. Hence, also, the... 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

Alimentary canal

Definition of Alimentary canal What is the alimentary canal? The alimentary canal is a muscular hollow continuous tubular... Read More

Hypersensitivity

Hypersensitivity Definition Hypersensitivity is the exaggerated immune response to protect the human from foreign bodies... Read More

Predation

In ecology, predation is a mechanism of population control. Thus, when the number of predators is scarce the number of... Read More

Omnivorous diet

Definition noun A type of diet in which both animal and plant matter are the main food source Supplement An omnivorous diet... Read More

SENI Biometric Analysis on the extinct Scincidae species: Macroscincus coctei (underlined)

Brian L. Schnirel Leeway Corucia Research Center (LCRC) Courtesy: Polyphemos (2004)   Introduction: It has been... Read More

Lamprey

Lamprey (Science: zoology) An eel-like marsipobranch of the genus petromyzon, and allied genera. The lampreys have a round,... Read More

Isomaltulose

Definition noun plural: isomaltuloses A disaccharide comprised of a glucose monomer and a fructose monomer joined by... Read More

Synapsid

Synapsid refers to any of the animals belonging to class Synapsida. These animals first appeared in the late Permian period... Read More

Adaptive evolution

Definition noun A kind of evolution that involves evolutionary changes that are adaptive to a particular... Read More

Homodont

Homodont (Science: anatomy) Having all the teeth similar in front, as in the porpoises; opposed to heterodont. Origin: Homo-... Read More

Worm

worm 1. A creeping or a crawling animal of any kind or size, as a serpent, caterpillar, snail, or the like. There came a... Read More

Impression

Impression 1. The act of impressing, or the state of being impressed; the communication of a stamp, mold, style, or... Read More

Alligator

Definition noun, plural: alligators A large crocodilian species of the subfamily Alligatorinae Supplement Alligatoridae is a... Read More

A Balanced Diet – Minerals and Proteins

Minerals Various minerals in the Earth's crust are required for a healthy balanced diet. These inorganic compounds have... Read More

Human

Human Definition A human is a bipedal hominin characterized by having a higher and vertical forehead compared with earlier... Read More

Horse

Horse 1. To provide with a horse, or with horses; to mount on, or as on, a horse. Being better horsed, outrode me. 2. To sit... Read More

Physical characteristics of Sharks

Physical Characteristics of Sharks Sharks (superorder Selachimorpha) are a type of fish with a full cartilaginous... Read More

Ameranthropoides loysi

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

Serratia marcescens

Definition Noun A gram-negative motile and non-endospore forming rod bacterium associated with hospital acquired infections... Read More

Digestive Enzymes

Have you ever thought about what happens to the food after you have taken it into your mouth? How those big steak pieces... Read More

Glycocalyx

What is the Glycocalyx? The glycocalyx is a polysaccharide-based gel-like, highly hydrous cellular thin layer, covering... Read More

Homo sapiens

Definition noun The species group of bipedal hominins characterized by having higher and vertical forehead, brain volume of... Read More

Homo neanderthalensis

Definition noun Species of primitive human beings that lived between 28,000 and 300,000 years ago. Various specimens of... Read More

Osteoclast

Definition noun, plural: osteoclasts (cytology) A type of bone cell that is large, multinucleated, and associated with bone... 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

Nariokotome Boy

Definition noun The hominid specimen believed to be a male child that lived in the Pleistocene. The remains were discovered... Read More

Domestic cat

Definition noun, plural: domestic cats A small domesticated Felis species, e.g. F. domestica or F. catus Supplement The... Read More

Camelid

Definition noun, plural: camelids Any of the even-toed ungulates of the family Camelidae, e.g. camels, llamas, alpacas,... Read More

Crocodile

Definition noun, plural: crocodiles Any of the amphibious reptile species of the subfamily Crocodylinae Supplement The... Read More

Crocodilia

Definition noun (taxonomy) A taxonomic order that includes the crocodilian species Supplement The order Crocodilia is... Read More

Tuatara

Definition noun, plural: tuatara or tuataras A nocturnal lizard-like reptile of the genus Sphenodon that is native to New... Read More

Sphenodon guntheri

Definition The tuatara species of the genus Sphenodon that inhabits one small island of New Zealand, i.e. Brothers... Read More