family (biology)

  • 1 Family (biology) — In biological classification, family (Latin: familia , plural familiae ) is a taxonomic rank. Exact details of formal nomenclature depend on the Nomenclature Code which applies.: Example : Walnuts and Hickories belong to the Walnut family is a… …

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  • 2 Family (disambiguation) — A family is a domestic or social group.Family or The Family may refer to:cience* Family (biology), a level of scientific classification for organisms * Family (mathematics), an ordered collection * Family (Periodic table), a group in the periodic …

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  • 3 Biology in science fiction — Biology, as seen in science fiction works, usually describes a world populated with creatures with different metabolisms and can often derogate a number of biological laws present in normal life as seen on planet Earth. This can involve the… …

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  • 4 family — ► NOUN (pl. families) 1) a group consisting of two parents and their children living together as a unit. 2) a group of people related by blood or marriage. 3) the children of a person or couple. 4) all the descendants of a common ancestor. 5) all …

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  • 5 Biology and sexual orientation — Sexual orientation Orientations Asexual · Bisexual · Heterosexual · Homosexual Gender based alternative concepts Androphilia and gynephilia · Human female sexuality  …

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  • 6 Biology — For other uses, see Biology (disambiguation). Biology deals with the study of the many varieties of living organisms. Cloc …

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  • 7 biology — /buy ol euh jee/, n. 1. the science of life or living matter in all its forms and phenomena, esp. with reference to origin, growth, reproduction, structure, and behavior. 2. the living organisms of a region: the biology of Pennsylvania. 3. the… …

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  • 8 Family resemblance — This article is about the philosophical term proposed by Ludwig Wittgenstein, not about the common observation that offspring resemble parents and one another. Family resemblance (German Familienähnlichkeit [. In translations of Wittgenstein s… …

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  • 9 family, nuclear — The term nuclear family is used to refer to a unit consisting of spouses and their dependent children. Early accounts of the family emphasized the biological imperative underpinning the nuclear family. Anthropological studies reinforce the… …

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  • 10 family — I UK [ˈfæm(ə)lɪ] / US noun Word forms family : singular family plural families *** 1) [countable] a group of people who live together and are related to one another, usually consisting of parents and children: can be followed by a singular or… …

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  • 11 family — /ˈfæməli / (say famuhlee), /ˈfæmli / (say famlee) noun (plural families) 1. parents and their children, whether dwelling together or not. 2. one s children collectively. 3. any group of persons closely related by blood, as parents, children,… …

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  • 12 family — noun (plural families) 1》 [treated as sing. or plural] a group consisting of two parents and their children living together as a unit.     ↘a group of people related by blood or marriage.     ↘the children of a person or couple. 2》 all the… …

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  • 13 Marine biology — Only 29 percent of the world surface is land. The rest is ocean, home to the marine lifeforms. The oceans average four kilometers in depth and are fringed with coastlines that run for nearly 380,000 kilometres. Marine biology is the scientific… …

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  • 14 Plant evolutionary developmental biology — For a more ecological discussion on the evolution of plant morphology, refer to Evolutionary history of plants Evolutionary developmental biology (evo devo) refers to the study of developmental programs and patterns from an evolutionary… …

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  • 15 Chemical biology — is a scientific discipline spanning the fields of chemistry and biology that involves the application of chemical techniques and tools, often compounds produced through synthetic chemistry, to the study and manipulation of biological systems.… …

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  • 16 Polymorphism (biology) — Light morph Jaguar (typical) Dark morph or melanistic Jaguar (about …

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  • 17 History of molecular biology — The history of molecular biology begins in the 1930s with the convergence of various, previously distinct biological disciplines: biochemistry, genetics, microbiology, and virology. With the hope of understanding life at its most fundamental… …

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  • 18 Spawn (biology) — The spawn (eggs) of a clownfish. The black spots are the eyes developing. Spawn refers to the eggs and sperm released or deposited, usually into water, by aquatic animals. As a verb, spawn refers to the process of releasing the eggs and sperm,… …

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  • 19 Degeneracy (biology) — Within biological systems, degeneracy refers to circumstances where structurally dissimilar components/modules/pathways can perform similar functions (i.e. are effectively interchangeable) under certain conditions, but perform distinct functions… …

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  • 20 Mutualism (biology) — Hummingbird Hawkmoth drinking from Dianthus. Pollination is a classic example of mutualism. Mutualism is the way two organisms of different species biologically interact in a relationship in which each individual derives a fitness benefit (i.e.,… …

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