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Mammalogy

Noun 1. Science that deals with the study of mammals (wikipedia.com)   Syn: mastology, theriology, and therology

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Mandible

/ˈmandəbəl/ Noun, pl. mandibles 1. A bone forming the skull with the cranium. (wikipedia.org) 2. One of a pair of mouthparts of an arthropod designed for holding food. (wiktionary.org) 3. It is hinged to open the mouth.The ‘jaw’ of vertebrates responsible for crunching down food materials into a swallow-able form. (biology-online.org) 4. Either of the upper and lower parts of a bird’s beak. (Google Dictionary) 5. Any of various invertebrate mouthparts serving to hold or bite food materials; especially : either member of the anterior pair of mouth appendages of an arthropod often forming strong biting jaws. (merriam-webster.com) 6. In humans, forms the lower jaw and holds the lower teeth in place. (wikipedia.org) Syn: lower jaw, jawbone, mandibula, mandibular bone, submaxilla, lower jawbone, jowl, inferior maxillary bone Word origin: From Late Latin mandibula “jaw,” from Latin mandere “to...

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Marine

/məˈrēn/ Adjective 1. Of or relating to the sea. (wordnetweb.princeton.edu) 2. Of, or pertaining to, a marine corps. (wiktionary.org) 3. Relating to or characteristic of or occurring on or in the sea. (wordnetweb.princeton.edu) 4. Native to or inhabiting the sea. (wordnetweb.princeton.edu) Noun 1. A member of a body of troops trained to serve on land or at sea, in particular a member of the US Marine Corps. (Google Dictionary) Word origin: From Middle French marin, from Old French marin “of the sea, maritime,” from Latin marinus “of the sea,” from mare “sea, the sea,...

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Marine biology

Noun 1. Scientific study of organisms in the ocean or other marine or brackish bodies of water. (wikipedia.com) 2. Branch of biology that deals with the study of ocean ecosystems, plants, animals, and other living beings. 3. Study of ocean plants and animals and their ecological relationships (biology-online.org) 4. The branch of biology dealing with organisms that live in the sea. (wikitionary.com)   Syn: biological...

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