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By Edward M. Barrows

"Words are our instruments, and, at least, we should always use fresh instruments. we must always recognize what we suggest and what we don't, and we needs to forearm ourselves opposed to the traps that language units us."

-- the necessity for exact Terminology, Austin (1957, 7–8)

It follows that, for powerful and effective verbal exchange, humans must have, or at the least comprehend, a similar detailed terminology. Such terminology is important for the development of easy, theoretical, and utilized technological know-how, but too frequently there's ambiguity among medical and customary definitions or even discrepancies within the medical literature.

Providing a standard floor and platform for specific medical conversation in animal habit, ecology, evolution, and comparable branches of biology, Animal habit table Reference, A Dictionary of habit, Ecology, and Evolution, 3rd Edition comprises greater than 800 new phrases and definitions, forty eight new figures, and hundreds of thousands of additives and enhancements.

Using a dictionary structure to provide definitions in a typical, simply obtainable demeanour, the book’s major physique emphasizes conceptual phrases, instead of anatomical elements or taxonomic phrases, and makes a speciality of nouns, instead of verbs or adjectives. time period hierarchies are dealt with with bulleted entries and phrases with a number of definitions are incorporated as superscripted entries. All resources are pointed out and such a lot are paraphrased to comply to uniform sort and length.

The dictionary additionally comprises nontechnical and out of date phrases, synonyms, pronunciations, and notes and reviews, in addition to etymologies, time period originators, and comparable proof. Appendices handle organism names, firms, and databases.

Devoted to the right and proper use of medical language, this 3rd variation of a bestselling standard allows scholars and scientists alike to speak their findings and advertise the effective development of science.

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Alarm cf. behavior: alarm behavior ♦⎦alarm behaviorâ•… See behavior: alarm behavior. ♦⎦alarm callâ•… See animal sounds: call: alarm call. ♦⎦alarm-defense systemâ•… See 1system: alarm-defense system. ♦⎦alarm pheromoneâ•… See chemical-releasing stimulus: semiochemical: pheromone: alarm pheromone. ♦⎦alarm reactionâ•… See reaction: alarm reaction. ♦⎦alarm-recruitment systemâ•… See 1system: alarmrecruitment system. ♦⎦alarm signalâ•… See signal: alarm signal. ♦⎦ALAS Inventoryâ•… See inventory: Arthropods of La Selva Inventory.

Allelopathic substanceâ•… See chemical-releasing stimulus: semiochemical: allelochemic: allomone: allelopathic substance. ♦⎦allelopathyâ•… n. An organism’s releasing a chemical (= allelopathic substance) which is an excretory product, metabolite, or waste product, that regulates, or inhibits, the growth of another organism (Lincoln et al. 1985). edu/society/). Hundreds of plant species including Arizona Fescue (grass), Australian Eucalyptus, Black Walnut, Broomsedge Grass, Cherrybark Red Oak, Pine-muhly Grass, Sugar Maple seedlings, Tree-of-heaven, Western Bracken Fern, and Yellow Birch show allelopathy (Walker 1990, 180–181).

Pupate cf. animal names: larva, nymph (table) [New Latin < Latin pupa, girl, doll, puppet] queenâ•… n. A female Felis catus (Domestic Cat) (Oxford English Dictionary 1972, entry from 1898). , pl. A small, young fish (Michaelis 1963). A young child (Michaelis 1963). A small, or insignificant, person or thing (Michaelis 1963). cf. animal names: fry sookâ•… n. An adult female Callinectes sapidus (Blue Crab); contrasted with jimmy (Phillips 1992). spawnâ•… n. The minute eggs of fishes and various other oviparous animals, chiefly aquatic or amphibian, usually laid in large numbers and forming a more, or less, coherent gelatinous mass; also the newly hatched young from such eggs (Oxford English Dictionary 1972, entries from 1491).

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