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Paragonimus westermani
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Paragonimus westermani is a species of fluke, or flatworm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. This species is abundant in South America and Asia and affects the lungs of humans and other hosts. It was first discovered in 1878 in Europe after two Bengal tigers died. In 1879, Ringer found this species in the lungs of a human. Manson and Erwin von Baelz identified the sputum and...

Spirorbis spirorbis
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Spirorbis spirorbis is a species of coiled polychaete worm that is classified within the Annelida phylum. It can be found in Ireland and Britain from the English Channel to northern areas of Norway. It attaches itself to eelgrass and seaweed in shallow water in small groups. The shell of this species is white in color and has a peripheral flange that attaches to the floating seaweeds. The worm...

Red Earthworm Lumbricus rubellus
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The red earthworm (Lumbricus rubellus) is a species of earthworm that is classified within the Annelida phylum. It is native to the British Isles and Europe, but has traveled across the world to areas with appropriate habitats. This worm prefers to reside in soil that contains high organic matter content, like feces, but it needs loose soils in order to move about and feed. The sustainability...

Redworm Eisenia fetida
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The redworm (Eisenia fetida), also known as the brandling worm, the tiger worm, the panfish worm, the trout worm, or the California worm, is a species of earth worm that is classified within the Annelida phylum. This species is native only to Europe, but it has been introduced into every country, excluding Antarctica, for vermicomposting purposes. Unlike other species of worm, the redworm does...

Cerebellum
2013-07-29 09:48:00

The cerebellum is a section of the brain that is most in charge of cognitive functions and motor skills. Formation and Orientation The cerebellum can be found at the bottom of the brain behind the pons and below that cerebral cortex under a layer of dura mater. It is considered as a part of the "hindbrain". The cerebellum is anatomically divided into two separate hemispheres, marked by...

Hula Painted Frog Latonia nigriventer
2013-07-26 11:34:46

The Hula Painted Frog (Latonia nigriventer) is an amphibian and the only living member of the genus Latonia. It was believed to be extinct as a result of habitat destruction during the 1950s until the species was rediscovered in 2011. It is native to the Lake Hula marshes in Israel. The draining of Lake Hula and its marshes in the 1950s was thought to have caused the extinction of this...

Cystic Fibrosis
2013-07-19 15:03:45

Cystic fibrosis, also called mucoviscidosis, is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder of the viscous secretions in the body. In turn, it effects the lungs, pancreas, liver, and intestines, as well as all other exocrine glands in the body. The most common genetic mutation that causes CF is a deletion of three nucleotides that results in a loss of phenylalanine, an amino acid at the 508th...

Flame Skimmer Libellula saturate
2013-07-18 10:48:37

The flame skimmer (Libellula saturate), also known as the firecracker skimmer, is a species of dragonfly that can be found in western areas of North America. It prefers to reside in warm areas near hot springs, ponds, and streams, but it can be seen backyards and public gardens. This species varies in size, but typically reaches a body length between two and three inches. Males are completely...

Dot-Winged Baskettail Epitheca petechialis
2013-07-11 12:48:52

The dot-winged baskettail (Epitheca petechialis) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in the United States, with a range that includes Texas, Oklahoma, and Colorado. It can be seen later in the year than other baskettail dragonflies, typically between the months of January and July. The species is named for its spots, although not all individuals hold these spots, which occur on the hind...

Common Baskettail Epitheca cynosure
2013-07-11 11:16:23

The common baskettail (Epitheca cynosure) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in North America. The scientific name cynosure is thought to mean dog tail, because of the tendency of the appendage on the end of the abdomen to wave around like the tail of a dog. Its thorax is hairy and brown in color and some individuals hold a triangular marking at the base of the hind wing. This species...

Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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