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Wet and dry bulb thermometer

Definition noun (meteorology) A meteorologic instrument comprised of two thermometer bulbs (where one is kept dry and the... Read More

Strepsirrhine

Definition noun, plural: strepsirrhines Any of the wet-nosed primates characterized mainly by having... Read More

Moisture

Definition noun (1) The presence of slight to moderate amount of liquid, especially water (2) The characteristic of being... Read More

Salt marsh

salt marsh A community of organisms dominated by plants that are tolerant of wet, saline soils, generally found in low-lying... Read More

Laterite

Definition noun,plural: laterites A layer of the soil that is abundant in iron oxide which is resulted from the various... Read More

Steam

steam 1. To emit steam or vapor. My brother's ghost hangs hovering there, O'er his warm blood, that steams into the air.... Read More

Rain

rain water falling in drops from the clouds; the descent of water from the clouds in drops. Rain is water by the heat of the... Read More

Pack

pack 1. A bundle made up and prepared to be carried; especially, a bundle to be carried on the back; a load for an animal; a... Read More

Primate

Definition noun, plural: primates Any of a group of placental mammals, particularly the prosimians and the... Read More

Psychrometer

Definition noun, plural: psychrometers A simple form of hygrometer with two thermometer bulbs in which one is kept dry and... Read More

Rhinarium

Definition noun, plural: rhinaria The hairless skin area surrounding the nostrils in certain mammals Supplement Rhinarium is... Read More

Intermediate host

Intermediate Host Definition When looking at the relationships amongst different biological members of our biosphere, we... Read More

Hydrophyte

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

Deoxyribonucleic acid

Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) Definition A nucleic acid refers to any of the group of complex compounds made up of linear... Read More

The FIFTH MIRACLE: The Search for the Origin and Meaning of Life

 The FIFTH MIRACLE: The Search for the Origin and Meaning of Life    ... Read More

Philippine tarsier

Definition noun, plural: Philippine tarsiers A tarsier species endemic to the islands of the Philippines Supplement Tarsiers... Read More

The Water Cycle

The water cycle (sometimes referred to as the hydrological cycle) is the continuous transfer of water from air, sea land and... Read More

Soils

Where a plant grows and what resources are available to it is of vital importance to the life of a plant. The soil type and... Read More

Leaves

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

Plant Metabolism

Introduction Plants are responsible for incredible feats of molecular transformation. The processes are always being... 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

Hanging drop slide

Definition noun (microscopy) A glass slide prepared by hanging drop technique to observe living and motile microscopic... Read More

Dip

Dip 1. To plunge or immerse; especially, to put for a moment into a liquid; to insert into a fluid and withdraw again. The... Read More

Bathe

Bathe 1. To wash by immersion, as in a bath; to subject to a bath. Chancing to bathe himself in the river Cydnus. (South) 2.... Read More

Stimulus

We can detect hot or cold environments using our sense of temperature. When the temperature is too hot, sweating... Read More

Snow

snow 1. Watery particles congealed into white or transparent crystals or flakes in the air, and falling to the earth,... Read More

Weather

weather To undergo or endure the action of the atmosphere; to suffer meteorological influences; sometimes, to wear away, or... Read More

Marsh

Marsh (Science: ecology) a tract of wet land principally inhabitated by partially-submerged herbaceous... Read More

Moisten

moisten 1. To make damp; to wet in a small degree. A pipe a little moistened on the inside. (bacon) 2. To soften by making... Read More

Poorly drained soil

poorly drained soil (Science: ecology) A condition in which water is removed form the soil so slowly that the soil is... Read More

Dominant species

Definition noun The species that predominates in an ecological community, particularly when they are most numerous or form... Read More

Epidermis

Epidermis Definition What is the epidermis? We can define the epidermis as one or more layers of cells forming the tough... Read More

Upland

upland (Science: botany) Any area that does not qualify as a wetland because the associated hydrologic regime is not... Read More

Boils

Boils a Staphylococcal skin infection which involves a hair follicle, often referred to as a boil or a furuncle. A group of... Read More

Annelida

The annelids, are a large phylum of animals comprising the segmented worms, with about 15,000 modern species including the... Read More

Moisture content

Definition noun The weight of the water contained in an object or material, usually expressed as a percentage of... Read More

Unicellular

Unicellular organisms are organisms consisting of one cell only that performs all vital functions including metabolism,... Read More

Ejaculation

Definition noun (biology) The act of ejecting or expulsion, as of the expulsion of semen from the male genital tract in... Read More

Biorefineries – Industrial Processes and Products: Status Quo and Future Directions

Biorefineries - Industrial Processes and Products: Status Quo and Future Directions  ... Read More

Still Water Community Plants

Freshwater Plants & Water As mentioned in the previous tutorial about still water plants, the method of transpiration... Read More