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36 Topic Pages Found in Biology and starting with the letter T
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Open taiga

The world’s largest biome (18 million km 2 ). Forms an almost continuous belt across Alaska , N Canada , Scandinavia and


name for the parasitic flatworms forming the class Cestoda. All tapeworms spend the adult phase of their lives as parasites in the gut of a vertebrate

Open tapir

( tā'pər ), nocturnal, herbivorous mammal, genus Tapirus, of the jungles of Central and South America and SE Asia. The tapir is somewhat piglike in

Open Tardigrada

Abstract The Tardigrada comprise a phylum of about 800 described species of minute aquatic animals, showing clear affinities with the arthropods. Many

Open Taro

As corn or maize, potatoes, and wheat are staples for people who live in the temperate regions of the world, so taro is a staple in the tropics

Open Tasmanian devil
Tasmanian devil

extremely voracious marsupial , or pouched mammal, of the dasyure family, now found only on the island of Tasmania. The Tasmanian devil, Sarcophilus


The branch of biology concerned with the classification of organisms. Organisms were formerly grouped into various taxa (singular taxon ) on the basis

Open Tay-Sachs disease
Tay-Sachs disease

( tā'-săks' ), rare hereditary disease caused by a genetic mutation that leaves the body unable to produce an enzyme necessary for fat metabolism in

Open Teeth

hard, calcified structures embedded in the bone of the jaws of vertebrates that perform the primary function of mastication. Humans and most other

Open Teff

Teff ( Eragrostis tef (Zucc.) Trotter) is a tropical cereal and its cultivation and usage as human food are largely confined to Ethiopia. Teff