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Definations of words

Post by Final_Friend » Tue Mar 28, 2006 7:38 am

I've been given a list.. (huge list) of words which I have to find the meaning of... Here's the list and under certain Topics.

For the records, I have checked the dictionary for these words and they are not in it (Very good dictionsary by the way, i found 90% of the words I was looking for ^^)

Animal and Plant Timing and Orientation Behavious and Responses:
    Actogram
    Alpha/Beta
    Biological Orientation
    Chemo-
    Circannual
    Crepuscular
    Diapause
    Entrainment Etiolation
    Exogenous
    Geomagnetic Cues
    Kineses
    Monogamy
    Nastic Responses
    Optic Lobes
    Taxes
    Zeitgeber

Species Interactions:
    Parasatoid
    Alpha/Beta
    Amensalism
    Antibiosis
    r/K - Strategies


Thanks for any you can answer, and move this topic if you think it's placed in the wrong place ^^

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Post by MrMistery » Tue Mar 28, 2006 6:00 pm

Try the site's dictionary
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Post by mith » Wed Mar 29, 2006 12:18 am

you couldn't find monogamy?
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Post by canalon » Wed Mar 29, 2006 4:05 am

Actogram — a type of graph or chart commonly used in circadian research to plot activity (present or absent) against time


Zeitgeber: An environmental agent or event that provides the cue for setting or resetting a biological clock. To be synchronized with our environment, we need the input of Zeitgebers. The most important Zeitgeber in nature is light. Social factors, chemical factors and activity can also serve as Zeitgebers. Light is a so-called photic type Zeitgeber, whereas activity, for example, is called a non-photic Zeitgeber for the biological clock.

Zeitgeber comes from the German Zeit, time + Geber, giver = time-giver. The term Zeitgeber was introduced into science about 1954 by Jürgen Aschoff, then the Director of the Max-Planck-Institute in Erling-Andechs, near Munich.


Took me 3 seconds to find. Just paste in google and search. This was the 3rd entry. I guess wikipedia could also be a good start. Good luck.
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Post by Final_Friend » Wed Mar 29, 2006 9:38 am

Try the site's dictionary


Done ^^

you couldn't find monogamy?


Apparently no... I had the words I found hi-lighted and it wasn't hi-lighted =S

And thanks for the two words Canalon, and thanks for the reference to Wikipedia ^^

*goes away to find words there*

Thanks again ^^

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Re: Definations of words

Post by Djpatrick » Wed Mar 29, 2006 10:14 am

Final_Friend wrote:I've been given a list.. (huge list) of words which I have to find the meaning of... Here's the list and under certain Topics.

For the records, I have checked the dictionary for these words and they are not in it (Very good dictionsary by the way, i found 90% of the words I was looking for ^^)

Animal and Plant Timing and Orientation Behavious and Responses:
    Actogram
    Alpha/Beta
    Biological Orientation
    Chemo-
    Circannual
    Crepuscular
    Diapause
    Entrainment Etiolation
    Exogenous
    Geomagnetic Cues
    Kineses
    Monogamy
    Nastic Responses
    Optic Lobes
    Taxes
    Zeitgeber

Species Interactions:
    Parasatoid
    Alpha/Beta
    Amensalism
    Antibiosis
    r/K - Strategies

Thanks for any you can answer, and move this topic if you think it's placed in the wrong place ^^


Hi,

Iam not definig all the terms but giving few URLs, make use of it.

http://library.thinkquest.org/12413/glossary.html
http://en.wikipedia.org

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