Glossary [ M ]
Of or pertaining to a habitat that has at least a moderate amount of moisture, such as a riparian area or cienega, or adapted to such a habitat. Compare xeric.
The physical (morphological) transformation undergone by various animals from one life stage to the next. See also complete and incomplete metamorphosis.
(Zool.) The characteristic of resembling something unpalatable, distasteful, or poisonous or otherwise dangerous.
(Monocot) A plant in the smaller of two angiosperm classes, Monocotyledones. A single leaf emerges first from the seed. Compare Dicotyledon.
Having separate anther-bearing "male" and carpel-bearing "female" flowers on the same plant. Compare dioecious.