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Glossary of ALL Terms for Data on EOL

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e(development)
http://eol.org/schema/terms/ActivationEnergyDevelopment
The activation energy required for the metabolic processes involved in development. (Maps, F., Pershing, A.J. & Record, N.R. (2011). A generalized approach for simulating growth and development in diverse marine copepod species. ICES J. Mar. Sci., 69, 370–379.)
ear wax
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_02000028
Ear was is a bodily fluid consisting of a yellowish, waxy substance secreted in the ear canal of humans and many other mammals. It plays an important role in the human ear canal, assisting in cleaning and lubrication, and also provides some protection from bacteria, fungi, and insects.
early
http://ncicb.nci.nih.gov/xml/owl/EVS/Thesaurus.owl#C61589
At or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events.
early spring
http://eol.org/schema/terms/earlySpring
The early part of the season between the vernal equinox and the summer solstice.
early summer
http://eol.org/schema/terms/earlySummer
The early part of the season between the summer solstice and the autumnal equinox.
East Siberian Sea
http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q163434
Eastern Arc Mountains
http://eol.org/schema/terms/Eastern_Arc_mountains
A mountain range in Tanzania and Kenya
eastern boundary current
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000104
A cold water, broad marine surface current flowing from high latitudes to the equator at speeds between 3 and 7 kilometers per day.
Eastern Hemisphere
http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q186198
eats
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/RO_0002470
eats nectar
http://eol.org/schema/terms/eatsNectar
echinoderm feeder
http://eol.org/schema/terms/echinoderm_feeder
a carnivore that feeds primarily on echinoderms
echinoderms
https://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q44631
marine phylum of animals
ecomorphological guild
http://eol.org/schema/terms/EcomorphologicalGuild
organisms that share certain morphological traits due to adaptation to similar environments and ecological roles
ecoregion
https://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q295469
ecologically and geographically defined area that is smaller than a biogeographic realm
ectoparasite
http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q7880449
organism adapted to living on the exterior surface of another organism and causing harm to its host
Ecuador
http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q736
Ediacaran Period
http://resource.geosciml.org/classifier/ics/ischart/Ediacaran
International Chronostratigraphic Chart: http://www.stratigraphy.org/index.php/ics-chart-timescale
eel feeder
https://eol.org/schema/terms/eel_feeder
a carnivore that feeds primarily on eels (Anguilliformes)
eels
https://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q128685
order of fishes
egg
https://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q17147
organic vessel in which an embryo first begins to develop
egg density
http://eol.org/schema/terms/eggDensity
number of eggs deposited per unit area
egg diameter
http://eol.org/schema/terms/EggDiameter
Diameter of the egg life stage of this organism. An egg is an organic vessel in which an embryo first begins to develop. In most birds, reptiles, insects, molluscs, fish, and monotremes, it is the zygote, resulting from fertilization of the ovum, which is expelled from the body and permitted to develop outside the body until the developing embryo can survive on its own.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egg_(biology)
egg diameter
http://eol.org/schema/terms/OvaDiameter
Diameter of an egg.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egg
egg diameter
http://polytraits.lifewatchgreece.eu/terms/EGG
Diameter of the eggs spawned by an organism.
egg incubation duration
http://eol.org/schema/terms/EggIncubationDuration
The duration of time from oviposition to hatching of the young of oviparous animals.
egg length, fowl
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/CMO_0001345
The length from end to end, that is, the linear extent along the longest axis, of a bird's egg, the ovum in combination with its nutrient stores and protective outer coverings.
egg mass
http://eol.org/schema/terms/EggMass
The amount of matter in the egg stage of an organism, after laying or spawning.
egg stage
http://eol.org/schema/terms/eggStage
The first post-fertilization life stage of many organisms. The developing organism is enclosed by a membrane and possibly a hard shell and is not yet motile. Followed by hatching and either larval or other juvenile life stages.
egg volume
http://eol.org/schema/terms/InsectEggVolume
A measure of the three dimensional capacity of the first life stage of an insect.
egg weight, fowl
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/CMO_0001333
The relative heaviness of an ovum in combination with its nutrient stores and protective outer coverings, of a bird.
egg width, fowl
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/CMO_0001346
The diameter across the short axis of a bird's egg, the ovum in combination with its protective outer coverings.
eicosanoic acid
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/CHEBI_28822
Eifelian Age
http://resource.geosciml.org/classifier/ics/ischart/Eifelian
International Chronostratigraphic Chart: http://www.stratigraphy.org/index.php/ics-chart-timescale
elasmobranch feeder
https://eol.org/schema/terms/elasmobranch_feeder
a carnivore that feeds primarily on cartilaginous fishes (elasmobranchs)
elasmobranch fishes
https://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q194257
subclass of fishes
elevated
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000176
A landform elevated above the surrounding area.
elevation
http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/verbatimElevation
The original description of the elevation (altitude, usually above sea level) of the Location.
elongated
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/PATO_0001154
having length notably greater than width
embryo stage
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/UBERON_0000068
A life cycle stage that starts with fertilization and ends with the fully formed embryo.
Emsian Age
http://resource.geosciml.org/classifier/ics/ischart/Emsian
International Chronostratigraphic Chart: http://www.stratigraphy.org/index.php/ics-chart-timescale
emulsion
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00010506
A mixture of two immiscible (unblendable) substances. One substance (the dispersed phase) is dispersed in the other (the continuous phase).
endangered
http://eol.org/schema/terms/endangered
A taxon is Endangered when the best available evidence indicates that it meets any of the criteria A to E for Endangered, and it is therefore considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.
http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/categories-and-criteria
endolithic habitat
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000886
A biome consisting of the spaces within rocks, such as pores between aggregate grains. Inhabited by endolithic organisms.
endoparasite
https://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q9300235
parasite that lives within the body or cells of its host
endorheic basin
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000551
A drainage basin from which there is no outflow of water, either on the surface as rivers, or underground by flow or diffusion through rock or permeable material.
endorheic lake
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000197
A lake from which there is no outflow of water, either on the surface as rivers, or underground by flow or diffusion through rock or permeable material.
endoskeleton
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/UBERON_0010362
internal support structure of an animal, composed of mineralized tissue.
endosymbiont
https://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q4531856
organism that lives within the body or cells of another organism
endozoochory
http://eol.org/schema/terms/endozoochory
Seed dispersal via ingestion by vertebrate animals (mostly birds and mammals).
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Seed_dispersal&oldid=602822222
English Channel
http://www.geonames.org/2649991
enriched soil
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00003082
entire geographic distribution
http://rs.tdwg.org/ontology/voc/SPMInfoItems#Distribution
A description of the geographic distribution, or range, of the taxon. Includes descriptions of global, regional, or political aspects of range and whether the taxon is native or introduced in portions of the range and endemicity.
environmental material
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00010483
the medium or part of the medium of an environmental system.
Eocene Epoch
http://resource.geosciml.org/classifier/ics/ischart/Eocene
International Chronostratigraphic Chart: http://www.stratigraphy.org/index.php/ics-chart-timescale
epeiric sea biome
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000045
The epeiric sea (also known as an epicontinental sea) biome comprises a shallow seas that extend over part of a continent. Epeiric seas are usually associated with the marine transgressions of the geologic past, which have variously been due to either global eustatic sea level changes, local tectonic deformation, or both, and are occasionally semi-cyclic.
ephemeral island
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000368
An island, usually the consequence of the activity of a submarine volcano, that only exists for a short period or short periods of time after its formation, then being eroded or otherwise disappearing beneath the surface of a body of water.
ephemeral spring
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000204
A spring whose flow is intermittent.
epibiont
http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q640114
organism that lives on the surface of another living organism
epibiont of
https://eol.org/schema/terms/epibiontOf
The smaller partner living in close association, attached to the surface of
epicone length
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/OBA_1000126
Length of the epicone from the cingulum to the apex
From Ontology of Bio-Attributes
epicormic buds
http://eol.org/schema/terms/epicormicBuds
Epicormic buds lie dormant beneath the bark, their growth suppressed by hormones from active shoots higher up the plant. Under certain conditions, they develop into active shoots, such as when damage occurs to higher parts of the plant, or light levels are increased following removal of nearby plants. Epicormic buds and shoots occur in many woody species, but are absent from many others, such as most conifers.
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Epicormic_shoot&oldid=540989593
epifauna feeder
http://eol.org/schema/terms/epifauna_feeder
a carnivore that feeds primarily on epifauna, animals that live attached to surfaces
epifaunal
http://www.marinespecies.org/traits/Epifaunal
An animal living on the surface of the substratum.
http://www.marinespecies.org/traits/wiki/Traits:Epifaunal
epihydate
http://eol.org/schema/terms/epihydate
a plant with leaves and/or stems floating on the surface of the water but not rising above the water, roots penetrating the substrate.
GERMISHUIZEN, G. & MEYER, N.L. (eds) 2003. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
epilimnion
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00002131
The top-most layer in a thermally stratified lake, occurring above the deeper hypolimnion. It is warmer and typically has a higher pH and dissolved oxygen concentration than the hypolimnion.
epiphyte
http://eol.org/schema/terms/epiphyte
A plant growing on, but not parasitic on, another plant.
http://www.mobot.org/mobot/research/apweb/top/glossarya_h.html#E
epiphyte
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/FLOPO_0900030
whole plant epiphytic
epiphyte
https://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q188238
non-parasitic organism that grows upon another organism but is not nourished by it
epizoochory
http://eol.org/schema/terms/epizoochory
Seed dispersal by external animal transport (= exozoochory).
http://www.uv.es/jgpausas/brot.htm
equatorial upwelling front
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000092
escarpment
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000280
A transition zone between different physiogeographic provinces that involves an elevation differential, often involving high cliffs. Most commonly a transition from one series of sedimentary rocks to another series of a different age and composition. In such cases, the escarpment usually represents the line of erosional loss of the newer rock over the older.
esker
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000282
A long, winding ridge of stratified sand and gravel which occur in glaciated and formerly glaciated regions of Europe and North America.
establishment means
http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/establishmentMeans
The process by which the biological individual(s) represented in the Occurrence became established at the location. Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary.
estimate
http://purl.bioontology.org/ontology/LNC/LP64451-5
calculated approximately
estuarine
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000020
Expressions of the estuarine biome occur at wide lower courses of a rivers where they flow into a sea. Estuaries experience tidal flows and their water is a changing mixture of fresh and salt.
estuarine front
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000084
estuarine mud
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00002160
Eswatini
https://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q1050
ethanol enriched soil
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00003086
eucalyptus forest soil
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00005787
Eurasia
http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q5401
Europe, Asia from the Middle East through central Asia north of the Himalayas, Siberia and northern China to Japan.
eutrophic freshwater lake
http://eol.org/schema/terms/eutrophicFreshwaterLake
eutrophic water
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00002224
Water with a high nutrient level.
eV
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/UO_0000266
Electronvolt. A non-SI unit of energy (eV) defined as the energy acquired by a single unbound electron when it passes through an electrostatic potential difference of one volt. An electronvolt is equal to 1.602 176 53(14) x 10^-19 J.
event date
http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/eventDate
The date-time or interval during which an Event occurred. For occurrences, this is the date-time when the event was recorded. Not suitable for a time in a geological context. Recommended best practice is to use an encoding scheme, such as ISO 8601:2004(E).
evergreen
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/PATO_0001733
Evergreen (plant): A quality inhering in a plant by virtue of the bearer's disposition to retain foliage.
[database_cross_reference: PATOC:GVG]
excavator
http://eol.org/schema/terms/excavating
An organism which obtains food by excavating
excreta
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_02000022
Excreta are bodily fluids consisting of waste matter, such as sweat or feces, discharged from the body.
explanate
http://eol.org/schema/terms/explanate
colonies spread horizontally as branches fuse into a solid or near solid plate
http://www.coralsoftheworld.org/page/glossary/#Glossary_E
explosive
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/CHEBI_63490
A substance capable of undergoing rapid and highly exothermic decomposition
exposed
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/PATO_0002425
Open to view or not covered by another entity.
external tube
http://www.marinespecies.org/traits/ExternalTube
A built-structure inhabited by an organism and essential to its survival, but not part of its body, composed of hardened (either rigid or flexible) secretions, with or without the addition of embedded particles, with those particles either selectively collected from the environment or passively becoming glued during formation (pers. comm. Read, G.).
http://www.marinespecies.org/traits/wiki/Traits:ExternalTube
extinct
http://eol.org/schema/terms/extinct
A taxon is Extinct when there is no reasonable doubt that the last individual has died. A taxon is presumed Extinct when exhaustive surveys in known and/or expected habitat, at appropriate times (diurnal, seasonal, annual), throughout its historic range have failed to record an individual. Surveys should be over a time frame appropriate to the taxon’s life cycle and life form.
http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/categories-and-criteria
extreme habitat
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00002020
A habitat having at least one environmental quality that tends towards either the largest or smallest element of the set. The physical or geochemical extreme conditions found in an extreme habitat are often detrimental to the majority of life on Earth.
extreme high temperature habitat
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00002027
A biome characterized by an average temperature of at least 80deg C. Inhabited by hyperthermophilic organisms.