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Search Results for: venom

Venom

venom (Science: chemical) A toxic secretion in animals that is actively delivered to the target organism, either to paralyse... Read More

Poison

poison 1. Any agent which, when introduced into the animal organism, is capable of producing a morbid, noxious, or deadly... 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

Nematocyst

All organisms are composed of millions of cells. Many cells serve specific purposes and are specialized to do distinct... Read More

Physiological adaptation

If we look over evolutionary history, we find that it’s neither the most genius and intelligent nor the strongest and the... Read More

Chelicerate

Definition noun, plural: chelicerates Any of the species belonging to the subphylum Chelicerata Supplement The chelicerates... Read More

Chelicera

Definition noun, plural: chelicerae Either of the first set of appendages of the chelicerates (e.g. arachnids, horseshoe... Read More

Ant

Ant Definition An ant is an insect belonging to the family Formicidae. It belongs to the order Hymenoptera, together with... Read More

Reflection

reflection 1. The act of reflecting, or turning or sending back, or the state of being reflected. Specifically: The return... Read More

Scorpion

scorpion 1. (Science: zoology) Any one of numerous species of pulmonate arachnids of the order scorpiones, having a... Read More

Mantis

Mantis Definition A mantis (plural: mantises or mantes) refers to any of the insects that belong to the order Mantodea... Read More

Curarine

Definition noun (pharmacology) The alkaloid responsible for the poisonous effects of curare Supplement Curarine is an... Read More

Herpetology

Definition noun The branch of zoology that deals with reptiles and amphibians Supplement Herpetology is a sub-discipline of... Read More

Pathobiology of allergy and its most severe form, anaphylaxis

When allergy season looms, some people with serious hypersensitivity to allergens tend to be apprehensive of what may come.... Read More