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Zoological terms

Terms in relation to animals, such as mammals, birds, reptiles or fish.

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enhancement of survival permit

Zoology; Zoological terms

A type of permit issued by the US Fish and Wildlife Service under the authority of the Endangered Species Act.

ENSO El Niño/Southern Oscillation.

Zoology; Zoological terms

an occasional shift in winds and ocean currents, centered in the South Pacific region, with worldwide consequences for climate and biological systems

environment

Zoology; Zoological terms

Surroundings of an organism, including the plants, animals, and microbes with which it interacts.

estivation

Zoology; Zoological terms

A temporary state of inactivity during a time that the animal is usually active (for example, snails go into estivation in summer months if it is too hot or too dry)

eucaryotic cell

Zoology; Zoological terms

A cell containing a distinct membrane-bounded nucleus, characteristic of all organisms except bacteria.

eukaryote

Zoology; Zoological terms

Eukaryotes are organisms made up of cells that possess a membrane-bound nucleus (that holds genetic material) as well as membrane-bound organelles.

evolution

Zoology; Zoological terms

The term evolution is defined as simply change over time. But when applied to lifeforms, the term evolution--or more precisely biological evolution--takes on an added dimension of meaning. Biological ...

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