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Zoological terms

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

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thorax

Zoology; Zoological terms

The term thorax refers to, in mammals, the area of the trunk anterior to the diaphragm (the diaphragm is the partition between the thorax and the abdomen). In insects, the thorax refers to the body ...

pectinate

Zoology; Zoological terms

Having tooth-like projections similar to the teeth of a comb.

peep

Zoology; Zoological terms

General name for several small sandpiper species in the genus Calidris

pelagic

Zoology; Zoological terms

Inhabiting open waters with body designs that allow them to float and swim

pellet

Zoology; Zoological terms

A mass of indigestible material including fur, feathers, and bones regurgitated by hawks, owls, herons, and other predatory birds.

pentaradial symmetry

Zoology; Zoological terms

A type of radial symmetry, characteristic of echinoderms, in which body parts are arranged along five rays of symmetry.

periostracum

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The outermost layer of a snail's shell. Consists of conchin (a mixture of organic compounds), gives the shell color

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