Tag Archives | Zoology

Relating to the hinge, in embryology, relating to the main venous drainage. Crested North American bunting, Richmondena cardinalis, the male of which has a bright red plumage and the female a brown one.

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A LA

French word that means "in the manner of", "in the style of".

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ABACTINAL

Refers to the surface or end opposite to that on which the mouth is situated in radially symmetric animals.

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ABAMBULACRAL

System of principal nerves, blood vessels, and elements of the water-vascular system located on the lower portion of the radially symmetric body of echinoderms.

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ABAPICAL

Refers to something at its lowest point; opposite to the apex.

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ABDOMINAL AIR SAC

Sacs filled with air, tightly associated with lungs (bronchi) in birds and primates.

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ABDOMINAL GILLS

Filamentous, cuticle-derived protrusions, mainly seen in aquatic larva of insects. They are paired and segmented, just like insect's body. Abdominal gills are used for the uptake of water, salt, oxygen or food.

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ABDUCTOR

Muscle that pulls a body part away from the midline of the body. Deltoid in the shoulder is example of abductor.

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ABERRANT

Atypical, deviating from a normal type.

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ABIOGENESIS

Creation of living creatures from a non-living matter. Scientists believe that life on Earth began through abiogenesis.

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