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Terrestrial plant

Definition noun, plural: terrestrial plants Any animal that lives, grows and reproduce in aquatic... Read More

Terrestrial locomotion

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

Terrestrial animal

Definition noun, plural: terrestrial animals Any animal that lives, grows and reproduce on terrestrial (or... Read More

Terrestrial

Definition adjective Of, pertaining to, or corresponding to land (on earth), as opposed to water and air Supplement The term... Read More

Extraterrestrial

Definition adjective (astronomy) Of, pertaining to, relating to, or occurring beyond the earth's... Read More

Arthropod

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

Environment

Environment Definition What does environment mean? If you mean physical environment, then it is defined as the surrounding... Read More

Biosphere

What is biosphere? The biosphere is that part of the Earth where living things thrive and live. It is the portion of the... Read More

Algae

Algae are photosynthetic organisms that possess photosynthetic pigments such as chlorophyll. However, they lack true roots,... Read More

Ecosystem diversity

Ecosystem Diversity Definition What is ecosystem diversity? Ecosystem diversity deals with the study of different... Read More

Angiosperm

Angiosperms Definition What is an angiosperm? An angiosperm is a plant that produces flowers. The angiosperms, also... Read More

Ecosystem

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

Arboreal locomotion

Definition noun A form of locomotion of animals that live in and move through trees Supplement Locomotion pertains to the... Read More

Biodiversity

Biodiversity Lead Author: J. Emmett DuffyThis article has been reviewed and approved by the following Topic Editor: John... 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

Analogous structures

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

Protist

Protist Definition What is a protist? All protists are eukaryotes, i.e. organisms with a nucleus. However, they are... Read More

Habitat

Habitat Definition Habitat refers to the place or the location where an organism (or a biological population) lives,... Read More

Macrophytes

Introduction    Examples of Macrophytes. (Source: Canada's AquaticEnvironments) ... Read More

Isopod

Definition noun, plural: isopods Any of the members of the order Isopoda, which is a taxonomic group characterized mainly by... Read More

Biome

Biome Definition What are biomes? There is no universal definition of biomes. But biome definition in biology of different... Read More

Vascular plants

Definition of Vascular plants The term 'vascular' is derived from the Latin word vāsculum, vās, meaning "a container and... Read More

Kelp

The swaying and winding of kelp in the ocean currents has an entrancing, hypnotic quality that would be the envy of the... 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

Biogeographic realm

Definition noun, plural: biological realms Any of the large spatial regions of the Earth's land surface with ecosystems... Read More

Palaearctic realm

Definition noun A biogeographic realm that covers Europe, Asia north of the Himalaya foothills, northern Africa, and the... Read More

Neotropical realm

Definition noun A biogeographic realm that covers South America, Central America, and the... Read More

Woodlouse

Definition noun, plural: woodlice Any of the terrestrial isopods that belong to the suborder... Read More

Old World monkey

Definition noun, plural: Old World monkeys Any of the primates that belong to the family Cercopithecidae of the suborder... Read More

Symbiosis

Symbiosis Definition What is symbiosis? Symbiosis can be defined as any kind of relationship or interaction between two... Read More

Hydrophyte

Definition noun, plural: hydrophytes (botany) Any plant adapted to grow wholly or partly submerged in water or wet habitats;... Read More

Erythrocyte

Definition noun, plural: erythrocytes A blood cell with hemoglobin-rich cytoplasm and whose main function is to transport... Read More

Armadillidiidae

Definition noun A taxonomic family comprised of terrestrial woodlouse species that are identifiable chiefly by their... Read More

Producer

Definition noun, plural: producers An autotrophic organism capable of producing complex organic compounds from simple... Read More

Decomposer

Decomposer Definition The organisms that carry out the process of decay or break down of the dead organism are known as... Read More

Carrying capacity

Carrying Capacity Definition What is carrying capacity? In biology and environmental science, the carrying capacity of a... Read More

Wetland

wetland (Ecology) wetland is defined as the 'Kidney' of the environment by Utpal Chakraborty (Biologist). Wetlands are used... Read More

Otolith

Definition noun, plural: otoliths A crystalline particle of calcium carbonate and a protein adhering to the gelatinous... Read More

Mycoplankton

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

Antarctic realm

Definition noun A biogeographic realm that covers the Antarctica Supplement Biogeographic realms are large spatial regions... Read More