BIOLOGY TERMS

Biology terms are phrases commonly used in the study of living organisms. Understanding biology terms is vital to anyone interested in learning about or studying biology. Biology terms cover all biological fields, including genetics and conservation.
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Fermentation

Fermentation, a type of anaerobic respiration, an energy-releasing process that takes place in the absence of free (chemically uncombined) oxygen.

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    Test Your Knowledge: Scientific Name or Gibberish?

    Most of us think of scientific names as the nonsense we scan right over when reading textbooks. But you're missing out on a world of fun if you're ignoring italics. Take this quiz to discover some truly entertaining scientific names. See more »

  • Adaptation

    Adaptation

    Adaptation, in biology, the process by which a living thing becomes better suited to its environment. See more »

  • Age

    Age

    Age, a term for (1) periods of time, as in human history or the history of the earth, and (2) the length of time an organism has lived or normally lives, or the length of time an object or material has existed. See more »

  • Albumin

    Albumin

    Albumin, a simple protein found in most animals and in some plants. Albumins dissolve in water and dilute salt solutions and coagulate (curdle or clot) in the presence of heat. See more »

  • Amino acid

    Amino acid

    Amino Acids, chemical compounds produced by living organisms. Many amino acids are the structural units of proteins. See more »

  • Biology

    Biology

    Biology, the science that deals with living things. The earth is home to a diverse range of living organisms. See more »

  • Evolution

    Evolution

    Evolution, as defined in biology, the continual process by which one form of life changes, or evolves, into another form. See more »

  • Microbiology

    Microbiology

    Microbiology, the branch of biology concerned with microorganisms including viruses, bacteria, protozoans, and certain algae and fungi. See more »

  • Microorganism

    Microorganism

    Microorganism, or Microbe, an organism so small that it cannot be seen without the aid of a microscope. See more »

  • Mutation

    Mutation

    Mutation, in a general sense, any change in the genetic makeup of an organism; such a change usually causes the organism to have a trait not possessed by any of its ancestors. See more »

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