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45 Topic Pages Found in Animals & Veterinary Medicine and starting with the letter C
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Open Caecilians

( sēsĭl'ēӘn ), any of the legless, tailless tropical amphibians belonging to the order Gymnophiona (or Apoda). Most adult caecilians resemble

Open Camels

ruminant mammal of the family Camelidae. The family consists of three genera, the true camels of Asia (genus Camelus ); the wild guanaco and the


Colours or structures that allow an animal to blend with its surroundings to avoid detection by other animals. Camouflage can take the form of

Open Candidiasis

What Is It? Candidiasis is an infection caused by Candida fungi, especially Candida albicans . These fungi are found almost everywhere in the

Open Capybara

Savanna-dwelling social grazers averaging a hefty 50kg (110lb), capybaras are unusual animals. They are found only in South America, where they live

Open Cardiovascular disease
Cardiovascular disease

Heart disease is the leading cause of death and disability worldwide. Approximately 16.7 million people die from heart disease each year, with

Open Caterpillars

( kăt'Әpĭl´´Әr, kăt'Әr– ), common name for the larva of a moth or butterfly . Caterpillars have distinct heads and are segmented and wormlike. They

Open Catfishes

common name applied to members of the fish families constituting the order Siluriformes, found in fresh and coastal waters. Catfish are named for the

Open Cats

A carnivorous mammal of the taxonomic family Felidae, which is characterized by its sharp teeth and claws and also includes the big cats (e.g. lions)

Open Cattle

Any large, ruminant, even-toed, hoofed mammal of the genus Bos , family Bovidae, including wild species such as the yak, gaur, gayal, banteng, and