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Tertiary

tertiary 1. Being of the third formation, order, or rank; third; as, a tertiary use of a word. 2. (Science: chemistry)... Read More

Tertiary consumer

Definition noun, plural: tertiary consumers Any organism that consumes or feeds largely on primary and secondary... Read More

Polypeptide

Polypeptide Definition Biology What are polypeptides? A polypeptide is defined as a polymer of amino acids joined together... 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

Protein

Protein Definition Proteins are biomolecules comprised of amino acid residues joined together by peptide bonds.... Read More

Biotic factor

Biotic Factor Definition Biotic factors (also known as biotic components) are the living component in an ecosystem. The... Read More

Angiosperm

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

Consumer

Definition noun, plural: consumers An organism that generally obtains food by feeding on other organisms or organic matter... Read More

Geological Periods

Precambrian Times (Most Ancient) All time before life existed, Earth was still a volatile environment, though the origins... Read More

Ecosystem

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

Hydrogen bond

Definition noun plural: hydrogen bonds A type of chemical bond that is formed when the slightly positive hydrogen atom of... Read More

Secondary consumer

Definition noun, plural: secondary consumers Any organism that consumes or feeds largely on primary consumers, as well as... Read More

Primary consumer

Definition noun, plural: primary consumers Any organism that consumes or feeds on autotrophs Supplement A food chain is... Read More

Secondary structure

Definition noun A structure of a biological molecule characterized by the local folding within the biopolymer as a result... Read More

Primary structure

Definition noun (biochemistry) A structure of a biological molecule in which there is a precise sequence or order of... 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

Transfer ribonucleic acid

Definition noun plural: transfer ribonucleic acids trans•fer ri•bo•nu•cle•ic ac•id, ˈtɹænsfɝ... Read More

Ionic bond

Definition noun plural: ionic bonds A type of chemical bond in which atoms, ions, or molecules are held together by... Read More

Nuclear lamina

Definition noun plural: nuclear laminae or nuclear laminas nu·cle·ar lam·i·na, ˈn(j)ukliɚ ˈlæm.ɪ.nə (cell... Read More

Quaternary structure

Definition noun A structural level wherein several proteins (or polypeptide subunits) interact through non-covalent bonds to... Read More

Heterotroph

Heterotroph Definition What is a heterotroph? Does a heterotroph make its own food? In biology and ecology, a heterotroph... Read More

Secondary Carnivore

Carnivores that feed on other carnivores (primary, secondary and tertiary... Read More

Myoglobin

myoglobin (Science: physiology) protein (17.5 kD) found in red skeletal muscle. It was the first protein for which the... Read More

Compound

Definition noun plural: compounds com·pound, ˈkɒmpaʊnd (general) A material made up of two or more parts or... Read More

Ribonuclease

A transferase that catalyzes the hydrolysis of ribonucleic acid.An enzyme that catalyses the depolymerization of... Read More

Herbivore

Definition noun, plural: herbivores An animal that consumes herbaceous vegetation Supplement A food chain is comprised... Read More

Conformational change

Conformational change (Science: cell biology) alteration in the shape usually the tertiary structure of a protein as a... Read More

Protein synthesis

Protein synthesis is the process of creating protein molecules. In biological systems, it involves amino acid synthesis,... Read More

Cyanobacteria

Cyanobacteria is a phylum comprised of photosynthetic bacteria that live in aquatic habitats and moist soils. Others are... Read More

Deactivation

Definition noun The process of making inactive or the state of becoming less or not active anymore Supplement Deactivation... Read More

Chlorophyll

Why are most plants green? Have you ever had the same question? Perhaps, you’ve been told that the plants are green... Read More

Hydrogen

Hydrogen is one of the chemical elements found in nature. A chemical element refers to the pure substance of one type of... Read More

Covalent bond

Covalent Bond Definition What is a covalent bond? In chemistry and other fundamental science fields, a covalent bond is... Read More

Structure

Definition noun, plural: structures (1) (biology) An arrangement or organization of parts to form an organ, system, or... Read More

Alcohol

Definition noun, plural: alcohols (chemistry) An organic compound containing one or more hydroxyl groups bound to a... Read More

Freshwater Producers and Consumers

There are four main constituents of the living environment that form the freshwater ecosystem, they are as follows. ... Read More