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noun (taxa)
  1. (taxonomy) Any of the taxonomic categories such as phylum or subspecies
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    • (taxonomy) A specific taxonomic category above superfamily and below infraorder; a parvorder
taxonomy Tweet Definition of taxonomy Like Definition of taxonomy on Facebook
noun (taxonom, ies)
  1. (context, systematics, uncountable) The science of finding, describing, classifying and naming organisms.
  2. The classification in a hierarchical system.
tetrapod Tweet Definition of tetrapod Like Definition of tetrapod on Facebook
noun
  1. Any vertebrate with four limbs.
  2. Any vertebrate (such as birds or snakes) that have evolved from early tetrapods; especially all members of the superclass Tetrapoda
  3. Concrete structures with 'arms' used to arrest wave energy along the shore in sea defence projects.
adjective
  1. Having four limbs or feet
tissue Tweet Definition of tissue Like Definition of tissue on Facebook
noun
  1. Thin, woven, gauze-like fabric.
  2. A sheet of absorbent paper, especially one that is made to be used as tissue paper, toilet paper or a handkerchief.
  3. Absorbent paper as material.
Irish S
  • is one of world's largest producers.
    1. (biology) An aggregation of morphologically similar cells.
  1. 1924: ARISTOTLE. Metaphysics. Translated by W. D. Ross. Nashotah, Wisconsin, USA: The Classical Library, 2001. Available at: <http://www.classicallibrary.org/aristotle/metaphysics/>. Book 1, Part 10.
  2. : But it is similarly necessary that flesh and each of the other tissues should be the ratio of its elements, or that not one of them should;
trivial Tweet Definition of trivial Like Definition of trivial on Facebook
adjective
  1. Of little significance or value.
  2. common, Common, ordinary.
  3. Concerned with or involving trivia.
  4. (biology) Relating to or designating the name of a species; specific as opposed to generic.
  5. (mathematics) Of, relating to, or being the simplest possible case.
  6. (mathematics) self-evident, Self-evident.
tropism Tweet Definition of tropism Like Definition of tropism on Facebook
noun
  1. (biology) the turning of an organism in response to a stimulus, either towards or away from the stimulus
true Tweet Definition of true Like Definition of true on Facebook
noun (pluralonly)
  1. (italbrac, always with "the") Those who are loyal or faithful.
verb (trues, trueing, trued)
  1. To straighten.
He trued the spokes of the bicycle wheel.
adjective (tru, er)
  1. (context, of a statement) concurring with a given set of facts.
  2. (logic) A state in Boolean logic that indicates an affirmative or positive result.
"A and B" is if and only if "A" is and "B" is .
  1. Loyal, faithful.
He"s turned out to be a friend. (See below, "Compound Words and Terms")
  1. Genuine.
This is Parmesan cheese.
  1. Legitimate.
The king has returned!
  1. Truth
...the mention some form of accord with fact or reality.
truncated Tweet Definition of truncated Like Definition of truncated on Facebook
verb
  1. (past of, truncate)
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tubular Tweet Definition of tubular Like Definition of tubular on Facebook
adjective
  1. shaped like a tube
    tubular bell
  2. of or pertaining to a tube
  3. consisting of tubes
  4. (context, slang, dated) cool, awesome
typical Tweet Definition of typical Like Definition of typical on Facebook
adjective
  1. capturing the overall sense of a thing; representing something by form

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