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Thanks, Mats! :D
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Another one:

Obligate - Forced to do something to be alive, i.e. obligate parasite can not survive without parasiting.

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You're on a roll, Mats! :wink:
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Does this belong in the Glossary?

Revision - (Taxonomy) To re-examine a species, genera or family to correct mistakes/inconsistancies and possibly make changes to the status of described taxa.

Better explanations welcome....

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MatsP wrote:Does this belong in the Glossary?

Revision - (Taxonomy) To re-examine a species, genera or family to correct mistakes/inconsistancies and possibly make changes to the status of described taxa.

Better explanations welcome....

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Oh, as in the former planet Pluto? Good question.
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bronzefry wrote:
MatsP wrote:Does this belong in the Glossary?

Revision - (Taxonomy) To re-examine a species, genera or family to correct mistakes/inconsistancies and possibly make changes to the status of described taxa.

Better explanations welcome....

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Minor re-write:
b]Revision[/b] - (Taxonomy) To re-examine species, genus or family to correct mistakes/inconsistancies and possibly make changes to the status of described taxa.

And yes, Pluto was "revised" into the dwarf-planet category, if I understood what I heard on the radio correctly.

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Any other input on this definition?:?:
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I'll put that in when I have a few moments. This one is from Lee Finley.
Commercial Extinction: A food fish no longer common enough to be profitable.
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Oxbow: A "U"-shaped lake that occurs when a section of a river, stream or tributary is cut off from the main section and isolated. Oxbows are usually located in flood plains.

Are oxbows more likely to appear with the dry season and disappear with the wet season?
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Oxbow may also apply to a river type that consists of many "u" shaped meanders in a rivers course, not only the lakes that are formed when the river changes course and cuts the "u" off from the river channel.
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natefrog wrote:Oxbow may also apply to a river type that consists of many "u" shaped meanders in a rivers course, not only the lakes that are formed when the river changes course and cuts the "u" off from the river channel.

Oxbow: A "U"-shaped lake that occurs when a section of river, stream or tributary is cut off from the main section and isolated. Also applies to a river type that has many "U"-shaped meanders in its course.
Would you agree with that, Nate? Or, do you think I should have two separate definitions: one for Oxbow and one for Oxbow Lake?
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We need an entry for synonym at least and perhaps junior synonym too?

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Jools,
Is there something in the definitions already there we should change?

I have another that I saw in one of Silurus' posting about the Mekong giants:

Anthropogenic: Relating to the impact (usually negative) of humans on an environment.
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bronzefry wrote:Jools,
Is there something in the definitions already there we should change?
No, it's just synonym is a link from the catelog pages that doesn't go anywhere...

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Pedantic I know, but should it not read ?.....

Revision - (Taxonomy) To re-examine species, genera or families to correct mistakes/inconsistancies and possibly make changes to the status of described taxa.
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Jools wrote:
bronzefry wrote:Jools,
Is there something in the definitions already there we should change?
No, it's just synonym is a link from the catelog pages that doesn't go anywhere...

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Oops! I'll check that out. Thanks, Racoll. :wink:
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Another word! :D
Finfold: A "full-body" fin in a larval fish that will define itself into adult fins such as the dorsal fin, etc.

Please feel free to correct/expand upon this. I'd like to thank Frank Falcone for giving me the name of this piece of anatomy. I'd noticed it over the past number of Corydora spp.broods. It's fascinating watching the fins develop so quickly.
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Vermiform, as in:
The vermiform lines are found predominantly on males.
under sexing for Ancistrus claro (and possibly others.)

Dictionary: resembling a worm in shape.

I realize this word is related to vermiculation, as in the Glossary, but it is not the same word, and may be entitled to its own definition.
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Yup, I'd go for

Vermiform means resembling a worm shape. Vermiform lines also referred to a vermiculation.

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Sorry folks. Zoned out for a while there. :al: I'd be happy to place that in the glossary for you!
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