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Postby iangoeth » Sat Jun 04, 2005 8:02 pm

This website has thouroughly helped me out! I stumbled upon it through a google search and damn was I lucky that I did. My biology teacher assigned a review vocab term sheet with over 170 terms for us to define. She said we could use them on the final. Most of them I found in the dictionary section of this site, but some were not added.

Here they are if anyone is interested in adding them:
* carrying capacity
e.g. the capitty of organisms that an ecosystem can sustain through food and water.
* climax community
* density indepentent factor
note: density dependent factor is in the dictionary
* energy pyramid
e.g. a pyramid that shows the organism predator levels of an ecosystem. for instance: producer -> herbavor -> carnivore -> carnivore
* food web
note: food chain is in the dictionary. I'm not quite sure / can't remember the difference between the two
* habitat degradation
* habitat fragmentation
* j-curve
e.g. a graph demonstation of a perfect ecosystem where the population ocntinues to rise.
* ozone
note: oddly, ozone layer is not in the dictionary
* s-curve
e.g. a realistic ecosystem, where it grows and then falls when the carrying capacity is reached.
* sustainable use
* calvin cycle independent reaction
note: the other stages of the calvin cycle are present in the dictionary
* lactic acid fermentation
* archaebacteria
* camouflage
* directional evolution
* distruptive evolution
note: convergent evolution is in the dictionary
* geographic isolation
* homologous structure
* KPCOFGS
note: i have no recolection of what this even remotely is.
* reproductive isolation
* stabalizing selection
* vestigial structure
* chemical digestion
* mechanical digestion
* peristalsis contractions
* binary fission
* chemosynthesis
* lysogenic cycle
* obligate anaerobe
note: oblical aerobe is in the dictionary
* fat soluble vitamin
* water soluble vitamin
note: vitamin is in the dictionary
* negative feedback system
pituitary gland:
* 1. anterior lobe
* 2. posterior lobe
note: pituitary gland is in the dictionary
* target tissues
* Koch's postulates
t cell:
* 1. helper t cell
note: t-cell and cytotoxic t cell are in the dictionary
* somatic nervous system
note: parasympathetic, peripheral, and sympathetic nervous system are in the dictionary

I hope this helps!

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Postby MrMistery » Sat Jun 04, 2005 8:27 pm

In a few days(maybe weeks but we hope not) the dictonary will be free, anyone will be able to edit it
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Postby iangoeth » Sat Jun 04, 2005 11:28 pm

Ah, like Wikipedia?

That'd be cool.
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Postby Admin » Sun Jun 05, 2005 3:19 pm

Almost :D
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Postby MrMistery » Sun Jun 05, 2005 7:01 pm

Not really like wikipedia. It is a much bigger site than biology-online, they have things from all domains. But we have a forum :D
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Postby mith » Mon Jun 06, 2005 12:33 am

I'm curious as to which definitions we can use without infringing on copywrite laws and stuff
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Postby b_d_41501 » Mon Jun 06, 2005 3:59 am

Is it wise to allow everyone to edit it? I feel some will take advantage of this and enter misleading information
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Postby Chris4 » Mon Jun 06, 2005 11:32 am

b_d_41501 wrote:Is it wise to allow everyone to edit it? I feel some will take advantage of this and enter misleading information


Any information should be read/checked by the admin and moderators before being posted on the website. Unless something is common knowledge then any information you put into the dictionary should have a reference. if possible.

I think its a great idea. Look at how popular Wikipedia is.
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Postby James » Mon Jun 06, 2005 11:51 am

Excellent idea, as long as it is not misused
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Postby zami'87. » Mon Jun 06, 2005 1:51 pm

Don't forget lector...
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Postby mith » Mon Jun 06, 2005 2:28 pm

Wikipedia also has dedicated software to check for changes, we shall see what admin has planned soon :)
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Postby b_d_41501 » Wed Jun 08, 2005 2:16 pm

Yeah, Wik. is a very popular site. I'm all for it on here as long as it can be edited well. Maybe a small group of users (like 10-15) can be set aside as a council type of thing and be responsible for checking all submitted words. Just an idea.
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