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Wings

wing-shell (Science: zoology) Any one of various species of marine bivalve shells belonging to the genus avicula, in which... Read More

Wing

wing (Science: plant biology) A membranous expansion of a fruit or seed, which aids dispersal, a thin flange of tissue... Read More

Ala orbitalis

Ala orbitalis --> lesser wing of sphenoid bone One of a bilateral pair of triangular, pointed plates extending laterally... Read More

Imp

Imp 1. A shoot; a scion; a bud; a slip; a graft. 2. An offspring; progeny; child; scion. The tender imp was weaned.... Read More

Ala minor

Ala minor ossis sphenoidalis --> lesser wing of sphenoid bone One of a bilateral pair of triangular, pointed plates... Read More

Anterolateral

Definition adjective (anatomy) In front of the body, away from the middle line Supplement The term anterolateral is used in... Read More

Ala

Definition noun (anatomy) (1) A winglike anatomical process or part, used of a bone. (2) One of the two major parts of... Read More

Analogous structures

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

Feathers

Feather 1. (Science: ornithology) One of the peculiar dermal appendages, of several kinds, belonging to birds, as contour... Read More

Transdetermination

transdetermination (Science: cell biology) change in determined state observed in experiments on drosophila imaginal... Read More

Moth

Moth Definition A moth is a lepidopteran insect. Moths belong to the Order Lepidoptera, together with the butterflies.... Read More

Pteron

pteron (Science: anatomy) The region of the skull, in the temporal fossa back of the orbit, where the great wing of the... Read More

Ala ossis ilii

Definition noun Latin for the wing of ilium. Supplement The ala ossis ilii is one of the two major parts of ilium. The other... Read More

Flight

Flight 1. The act or flying; a passing through the air by the help of wings; volitation; mode or style of flying. Like the... Read More

Tertiary

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

Hemimetaboly

Definition noun (entomology) (1) An incomplete metamorphosis in insects. (2) Incomplete or partial physical changes in... Read More

Pollex

pollex (Science: anatomy) The first, or preaxial, digit of the fore limb, corresponding to the hallux in the hind limb; the... Read More

Fern

Fern (Science: botany) An order of cryptogamous plants, the Filices, which have their fructification on the back of the... Read More

Prune

prune 1. To lop or cut off the superfluous parts, branches, or shoots of; to clear of useless material; to shape or smooth... Read More

Foramen opticum

Foramen opticum --> optic canal The short canal through the lesser wing of the sphenoid bone at the apex of the orbit that... Read More

Canaliculus innominatus

Canaliculus innominatus --> petrosal foramen An occasional opening in the greater wing of the sphenoid bone, between the... Read More

Flap

Flap Anything broad and limber that hangs loose, or that is attached by one side or end and is easily moved; as, the flap of... Read More

Homologous

Homologous Definition What is homologous? In general science, the word “homologous” is used to show a degree of... 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

Anterolateral fontanel

Anterolateral fontanel --> sphenoidal fontanel An irregularly shaped interval on either side where the frontal, sphenoidal... Read More

Linked genes

Definition noun, singular: linked gene Genes that are inherited together with the other gene(s) as they are located on the... Read More

Areole

Definition noun, plural: areoles (botany) A spot, which may be raised or depressed, on the cactus body where spines, hair,... Read More

Convergent evolution

Convergent evolution definition What is convergent evolution? Convergent evolution is a concept in evolutionary biology... Read More

Sarcopterygian

Definition noun, plural: Actinopterygians Any of a group of Osteichthyes characterized primarily by their lobed... Read More

Hemimetamorphosis

Definition noun (entomology) (1) An incomplete metamorphosis in insects. (2) Incomplete or partial physical changes in... Read More

Ascending process

Ascending process --> processus ascendens An upward extension of the embryonic pterygoquadrate cartilage; it develops into... Read More

Actinopterygian

Definition noun, plural: Actinopterygians Any of a group of Osteichthyes characterized by possessing lepidotrichia (i.e. fin... Read More

Archaeopteryx

Archaeopteryx (Science: paleontology) a fossil bird, of the jurassic period, remarkable for having a long tapering tail of... Read More

Sonication

Definition noun (general) The act of applying sound waves to agitate particles in a sample or to disrupt particles in a... Read More

Reticulated

reticulated 1. Resembling network; having the form or appearance of a net; netted; as, a reticulated structure. 2. Having... Read More

Chiroptera

Chiroptera The bats, an order of placental mammals of worldwide distribution, characterised by a modification of the... Read More

Roller

roller 1. One who, or that which, rolls; especially, a cylinder, sometimes grooved, of wood, stone, metal, etc, used in... Read More

Homologous structures

Homologous Structures Definition What are homologous structures? Before we define that, let us first identify the meaning... Read More

Incomplete metamorphosis

Definition noun (entomology) A partial metamorphosis in insects in which there is no complete physical change in insects,... Read More

Hemimetabolism

Definition noun (entomology) (1) An incomplete metamorphosis in insects. (2) Incomplete or partial physical changes in... Read More