Biology

Exoskeleton – Animal External Shell

Exoskeleton   An exoskeleton (from Greek έξω, éxō “outer” and σκελετός, skeletós “skeleton”[1]) is the external skeleton that supports and protects an animal’s body, in contrast to the internal skeleton (endoskeleton) of, for example, a human. In usage, some of the larger kinds of exoskeletons are known as “shells”. Examples of animals with exoskeletons include …

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Solanaceae Nightshade – Plant Biology

Solanaceae   Vegetables including tomatoes, tomatillos, eggplant, bell peppers and chili peppers, all of which are closely related members of the Solanaceae. The Solanaceae or nightshades, are a family of flowering plants that ranges from annual and perennial herbs to vines, lianas, epiphytes, shrubs, and trees, and includes a number of agricultural crops, medicinal plants, …

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