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Venus

venus 1. The goddess of beauty and love, that is, beauty or love deified. 2. (Science: anatomy) One of the planets, the... Read More

Natural selection

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

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

Plant

Plant Definition (botany) Any of the eukaryotic organisms of the biological kingdom Plantae, characterized by being... Read More

Venerate

venerate To regard with reverential respect; to honor with mingled respect and awe; to reverence; to revere; as, we venerate... Read More

Heterotroph

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

Sea fan

Definition noun, plural: sea fans A soft coral species that is characterized by its fanlike form Supplement Soft corals... Read More

Origins of Life on Earth

Although Earth was created around 4.5 billion years ago, life began to exist not long after. Due to the huge timescales... Read More

Growth and Plant Hormones

Growth All living organisms begin in the same form: as a single cell. That cell will divide and the resulting cells will... Read More

Leaves

Leaves are highly efficient solar energy converters. They capture light energy and through the process of photosynthesis.... Read More

Nastic movement

Definition noun, plural: nastic movements The non-directional movement (of plants) in response to a stimulus (e.g. humidity,... Read More

Thigmonasty

Definition noun A form of nastic movement (of a plant or a fungus) as a response to touch or vibration Supplement Nastic... Read More

The Origins of Life

Although Earth was created around 4.5 billion years ago, life began to exist not long after. Due to the huge timescales... 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

Biotic factor

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

Milk yields affected by music tempo

Dairy cows produce more milk when listening to REM's 'Everybody Hurts' or Beethoven's 'Pastoral Symphony' than when... Read More

Carnivore

Definition noun, plural: carnivores An animal or plant (particularly insect- and invertebrate-eating plants) that requires a... Read More

Eclipse

Eclipse 1. (Science: astronomy) An interception or obscuration of the light of the sun, moon, or other luminous body, by the... Read More

Lace

Lace 1. That which binds or holds, especially by being interwoven; a string, cord, or band, usually one passing through... Read More

Planet

planet 1. (Science: astronomy) A celestial body which revolves about the sun in an orbit of a moderate degree of... Read More

Insects

To learn more about arthropods, look at the previous tutorial. The Class Insecta of the Arthropoda Phylum is by far the... Read More