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There are several ways to navigate round the Biology-Online dictionary, here each is briefly explained:


You can use the 'search box' located at the top of every page to quickly find what you are looking for. Enter a dictionary term and hit 'Search', to be taken to a results page showing all pages within our dictionary, containing information on what you searched for.

For more information on how to effectively search the dictionary, see the Searching Guidelines

Quick Links

Under the search box, you will find an index of letters. If you click on any one of these links, you will be taken to an index of all pages starting with the letter (or number) corresponding to the link you chose. From this index, you can click on a page title, to be taken to that page.


After using one of the above-mentioned methods to find an initial page, you can click on any of the highlighted words in that page content, to read more about that topic.

Example: e. coli is the main archetypal bacterium used by biochemists in experiments.


Everyone is encouraged to edit our open dictionary, so if you see something that you think is incorrect or could be enhanced, go right ahead and do so.

All changes to the dictionary are stored, along with details on what changes were made, who made them, where and when. If you are unhappy with your change, or you discover a page that has bee vandalised, it is easy to roll back to a previous version of that page. ( follow the [Page History' link at the bottom of any page )

All of the pages on this dictionary have been created using a special 'WiKi markup', which allows for easy formatting of content - such as bold, links etc.

For more info on how to edit a page, visit the Editing help page.

Creating a new page

If you have a relevant term that you feel should be included in our dictionary, simply submit it into the box below, and you will be taken to a blank edit page. Then simply write up a definition for the term - as short or in depth as you feel necessary, preview and save. You will then have successfully added a new term to our dictionary - thank you!