Sinonimi di zoology: Zoology terms
abdomenthe region of the body of a vertebrate that contains the viscera other than the heart and lungs. In mammals it is separated from the thorax by the diaphragm aestivationamphibianany cold-blooded vertebrate of the class Amphibia, typically living on land but breeding in water. Their aquatic larvae (tadpoles) undergo metamorphosis into the adult form. The class includes the newts and salamanders, frogs and toads, and caecilians antennaone of a pair of mobile appendages on the heads of insects, crustaceans, etc, that are often whiplike and respond to touch and taste but may be specialized for swimming or attachment anteriorappendageany organ that projects from the trunk of animals such as arthropods arachnidany terrestrial chelicerate arthropod of the class Arachnida, characterized by simple eyes and four pairs of legs. The group includes the spiders, scorpions, ticks, mites, and harvestmen arthropodany invertebrate of the phylum Arthropoda, having jointed limbs, a segmented body, and an exoskeleton made of chitin. The group includes the crustaceans, insects, arachnids, and centipedes bipedbivalveany marine or freshwater mollusc of the class Pelecypoda (formerly Bivalvia or Lamellibranchia), having a laterally compressed body, a shell consisting of two hinged valves, and gills for respiration. The group includes clams, cockles, oysters, and mussels carnivorecaudalchordateany animal of the phylum Chordata, including the vertebrates and protochordates, characterized by a notochord, dorsal tubular nerve cord, and pharyngeal gill slits chrysalisthe obtect pupa of a moth or butterfly cocooncoelenterateany invertebrate of the phylum Cnidaria (formerly Coelenterata), having a saclike body with a single opening (mouth), which occurs in polyp and medusa forms. Coelenterates include the hydra, jellyfishes, sea anemones, and corals coelomcolonycrustaceanany arthropod of the mainly aquatic class Crustacea, typically having a carapace hardened with lime and including the lobsters, crabs, shrimps, woodlice, barnacles, copepods, and water fleas decapodany crustacean of the mostly marine order Decapoda, having five pairs of walking limbs: includes the crabs, lobsters, shrimps, prawns, and crayfish dipterandorsalechinodermany of the marine invertebrate animals constituting the phylum Echinodermata, characterized by tube feet, a calcite body-covering (test), and a five-part symmetrical body. The group includes the starfish, sea urchins, and sea cucumbers edentatefinany of the firm appendages that are the organs of locomotion and balance in fishes and some other aquatic animals. Most fishes have paired and unpaired fins, the former corresponding to the limbs of higher vertebrates gastropod or gasteropodgillherbivorehibernationimagoan adult sexually mature insect produced after metamorphosis insectivoreany placental mammal of the order Insectivora, being typically small, with simple teeth, and feeding on invertebrates. The group includes shrews, moles, and hedgehogs invertebratelarvaan immature free-living form of many animals that develops into a different adult form by metamorphosis lepidopteranmarsupialmetamorphosisthe rapid transformation of a larva into an adult that occurs in certain animals, for example the stage between tadpole and frog or between chrysalis and butterfly migrationomnivoreparenchymapasserinepectorala pectoral organ or part, esp a muscle or fin placentaposteriorpredatorpreyprimateprotozoanany of various minute unicellular organisms formerly regarded as invertebrates of the phylum Protozoa but now usually classified in certain phyla of protoctists. Protozoans include flagellates, ciliates, sporozoans, amoebas, and foraminifers pupaan insect at the immobile nonfeeding stage of development between larva and adult, when many internal changes occur quadrupedraptorreptilerodentruminantsegmentany of the parts into which the body or appendages of an annelid or arthropod are divided skeletona hard framework consisting of inorganic material that supports and protects the soft parts of an animal's body and provides attachment for muscles: may be internal (an endoskeleton), as in vertebrates, or external( an exoskeleton), as in arthropods spawnthe mass of eggs deposited by fish, amphibians, or molluscs spinea hard pointed process or structure, such as the ray of a fin, the quill of a porcupine, or the ridge on a bone suckerthoraxthe part of an insect's body between the head and abdomen, which bears the wings and legs ventralvertebrateany chordate animal of the subphylum Vertebrata, characterized by a bony or cartilaginous skeleton and a well-developed brain: the group contains fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals ▷ See zoology
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