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Glossary of ALL Terms for Data on EOL

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ice
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000277
water frozen into a solid state
ice
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01001125
ice cap
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000145
A dome-shaped ice mass that covers less than 50,000 km2 of land area (usually covering a highland area).
ice cap depression
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000531
ice cap dome
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000342
A comparatively elevated area on an icecap.
ice cap ridge
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000528
A linear elevation on an icecap.
ice mass
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000299
Fields of ice, formed in regions of perennial frost.
ice piedmont
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00009725
A glacier covering a coastal strip of low-lying land backed by mountains, and sloping gently seaward over a distance up to 30km or more to terminate in ice cliffs or to merge with an ice shelf.
ice rise
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00009686
Mass of ice, often dome shaped, resting on rock and surrounded either by an ice shelf, or partly by an ice shelf and partly by sea; no rock is exposed and there may be none above sea-level. For some features, properly ice rises, the term island has become established through usage.
ice sheet
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000132
A mass of glacier ice that covers surrounding terrain and is greater than 50,000 km2.
ice shelf
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000380
A thick, floating platform of ice that forms where a glacier or ice mass flows down to a coastline and onto the ocean surface.
ice tongue
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000392
A long and narrow sheet of ice projecting out from the coastline. An ice tongue forms when a valley glacier moves very rapidly out into the ocean or a lake.
iceberg
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000298
A large mass of detached land ice in the sea or stranded in shallow water.
icefall
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000307
A portion of a glacier characterized by rapid flow and a chaotic crevassed surface.
Igapó
https://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q1476287
Amazonian forest where the soil remains either wet or flooded for most of the year, often associated to sandy soils. When compared to Terra Firme and Várzea Inundated Forests it is generally the less tall of them.
igneous rock
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00002013
Rock formed from molten magma.
immature
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/PATO_0001501
A quality inhering in a bearer by virtue of the bearer's lacking complete growth, differentiation, or development.
[database_cross_reference: Merriam-Webster:Merriam-Webster]
impact crater
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000310
A crater caused by the impact of a meteor.
imperiled
https://eol.org/schema/terms/imperiled
At high risk of extirpation in the jurisdiction due to restricted range, few populations or occurrences, steep declines, severe threats, or other factors.
http://www.natureserve.org/conservation-tools/conservation-status-assessment
inch
http://mimi.case.edu/ontologies/2009/1/UnitsOntology#inch
An inch (plural: inches; abbreviation or symbol: in or ″ – a double prime) is a unit of length in the imperial and United States customary systems of measurement. Historically an inch was also used in a number of other systems of units. Traditional standards for the exact length of an inch have varied in the past, but now the imperial or US customary inch is defined to be exactly 25.4 mm. There are 12 inches in a foot and therefore 36 inches in a yard.
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Inch&oldid=585805187
inch
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/EFO_0004387
An inch (plural: inches; abbreviation or symbol: in or ″ – a double prime) is a unit of length in the imperial and United States customary systems of measurement. Historically an inch was also used in a number of other systems of units. Traditional standards for the exact length of an inch have varied in the past, but now the imperial or US customary inch is defined to be exactly 25.4 mm. There are 12 inches in a foot and therefore 36 inches in a yard.
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Inch&oldid=585805187
increased quality
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/PATO_0002300
A quality that has a value that is increased compared to normal or average.
incubation
http://genomics.senescence.info/terms/gestation/incubation
indeterminate growth
https://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q3003222
growth that is not terminated, in contrast to determinate growth that stops once a genetically pre-determined structure has completely formed
indeterminate root nodule
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000168
Indeterminate nodules are found on temperate legumes like Pisum (pea), Medicago (alfalfa), Trifolium (clover), and Vicia (vetch). They earned the moniker "indeterminate" because they maintain an active apical meristem that produces new cells for growth over the life of the nodule. Because they are actively growing, indeterminate nodules manifest zones which demarcate different stages of development/symbiosis.
indeterminate root nodule active meristem
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000169
A part of an indeterminate root nodule where new nodule tissue is formed which will later differentiate into the other zones of the nodule.
indeterminate root nodule infection zone
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000170
A part of an indeterminate root nodule permeated with infection threads full of bacteria. The plant cells are larger than in the previous zone and cell division is halted.
indeterminate root nodule nitrogen fixation zone
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000171
A part of an indeterminate root nodule where each cell contains a large, central vacuole and the cytoplasm is filled with fully differentiated bacteroids which are actively fixing nitrogen. Typically, the plant provides these cells with leghemoglobin, resulting in a distinct pink color.
indeterminate root nodule senescent zone
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000172
A part of an indeterminate root nodule where plant cells and their bacteroid contents are being degraded. The breakdown of the heme component of leghemoglobin results in a visible greening at the base of the nodule.
Indian Ocean
http://www.geonames.org/1545739
individual count
http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/individualCount
The number of individuals represented present at the time of the Occurrence.
individuals per square kilometer
http://eol.org/schema/terms/individualspersquarekilometer
A unit of population density.
Induan Age
http://resource.geosciml.org/classifier/ics/ischart/Induan
International Chronostratigraphic Chart: http://www.stratigraphy.org/index.php/ics-chart-timescale
industrial waste
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00002267
infant
http://www.ebi.ac.uk/efo/EFO_0001355
An infant is the very young offspring of a human or animal.
infauna feeder
http://eol.org/schema/terms/infauna_feeder
a carnivore that feeds primarily on infauna, animals that live in benthic sediment
infaunal
http://www.marinespecies.org/traits/Infaunal
Benthic animals which live within the seabed.
http://www.marinespecies.org/traits/wiki/Traits:Infaunal
inguinal
http://eol.org/schema/terms/inguinal
Descended but ascrotal testes, a derived condition in mammals.
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jeb.12373/full
initial mortality rate
http://eol.org/schema/terms/InitialMortalityRate
The initial mortality rate (IMR) represents the mortality rate independently of the ageing process. Though there are different methods, the IMR is typically estimated from the mortality rate prior to its exponential increase with age, which can be obtained from the mortality curve (by looking at the baseline mortality prior to its exponential increase) or, for mice, by using t = 0.25 in the Gompertz equation.
From senescence.info. Human Ageing Genomic Resources (HAGR). Estimating the Rate of Ageing. http://genomics.senescence.info/software/demographic.html
inland cliff
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000089
inlet
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000475
An opening of the sea into the land, or of a lake into its shore.
inorganically contaminated sediment
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00002203
insecticide
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/CHEBI_24852
Strictly, a substance intended to kill members of the class Insecta. In common usage, any substance used for preventing, destroying, repelling or controlling insects
insectivore
http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q677088
organism that eats insects.
insects
https://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q1390
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insequent stream
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000494
A stream that has an almost random drainage often forming dendritic patterns. These are typically tributaries and have developed by a headward erosion on a horizontally stratified belt or on homogeneous rocks. These streams follow courses that apparently were not controlled by the original slope of the surface, its structure or the type of rock.
instrument
http://www.ebi.ac.uk/efo/EFO_0000548
a device which provides a mechanical or electronic function
inter-birth interval
http://eol.org/schema/terms/InterBirthInterval
The length of time between successive births of a female.
inter-blastomeric follicle cells
http://eol.org/schema/terms/interblastomericFollicleCells
Egg Characters
interacts with
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/RO_0002437
interfluve
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000527
A relatively undissected upland between adjacent stream valleys.
intermediate composition
https://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q1666229
In igneous petrology an intermediate composition refers to the chemical composition of a rock that has 52-63 wt% SiO2 being an intermediate between felsic and mafic compositions. Typical intermediate rocks include andesite, dacite and trachyandesite among volcanic rocks and diorite and granodiorite among plutonic rocks.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intermediate_composition
intermediate lava
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000233
intermediate-level epifaunal
http://eol.org/schema/terms/intermediateEpifaunal
Organism living on the surface of the substratum on rocks or biogenic substrates several centimeters above the seafloor.
intermittent estuary
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000229
An estuary that varies dramatically depending on freshwater input, and is capable of changing from a wholly marine embayment to any of the other estuary types.
intermittent lake
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000387
A lake that is not permanently filled with water, at times being dry.
intermittent oxbow lake
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000503
An oxbow lake that is not permanently filled with water, at times being dry.
intermittent pond
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000504
A pond that is not permanently filled with water, at times being dry.
intermittent reservoir
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000506
A reservoir that is not permanently filled with water, at times being dry.
intermittent saline evaporation pond
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000532
intermittent saline lake
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000502
A saline lake that is not permanently filled with water, at times being dry.
intermittent water body
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000549
A water body that is not permanently filled with water, at times being dry.
intermittent wetland
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000389
An area that is sometimes inundated or saturated by surface or ground water sufficient to support, and that under normal circumstances do support, a prevalence of vegetation typically adapted for life in saturated soil conditions.
internal shell
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/CEPH_0001048
interstitial fluid
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_02000042
Interstitial fluid is a bodily fluid consisting of a solution which bathes and surrounds the cells of multicellular animals. It is the main component of the extracellular fluid, which also includes plasma and transcellular fluid.
intertidal sediment
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00002179
intertidal zone
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000316
The area of the foreshore and seabed that is exposed to the air at low tide and submerged at high tide, i.e., the area between tide marks.
intestinal parasite
https://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q58339313
parasite that lives within the intestines of its host
introduced range includes
http://eol.org/schema/terms/IntroducedRange
Lists jurisdictions in which a given organism has been introduced recently.
invasive in
http://eol.org/schema/terms/InvasiveRange
Information about the jurisdictions where the taxon is considered to be an invasive organism due to its negative impact on human welfare or ecosystems.
invasive/noxious listings
http://eol.org/schema/terms/InvasiveNoxiousStatus
Indicates whether a taxon is listed on a global or regional list of invasive organisms or whether it has special legal status due to its negative impact on human welfare or ecosystems.
inverse estuary
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000228
An estuary located in regions with high evaporation, there is no freshwater input and in fact salinity increases inland; overall flow is inward at the surface, downwells at the inland terminus, and flows outward subsurface.
inverted
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/PATO_0000625
An oriented quality inhering in a bearer by virtue of the bearer's being reversed in position, order, or condition.
invertivore
http://eol.org/schema/terms/invertivore
An organism that feed on invertebrate animals (insects, crustaceans, molluscs, worms, etc.)
iron meteorite
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00002052
A meteorite that overwhelmingly of nickel-iron alloys.
iron-reducing sediment
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000152
Sediment hosting and characterised by active iron reducing microbial communities.
iron-reducing zone of petroleum contaminated sediment
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00002178
irradiance
http://ecoinformatics.org/oboe/oboe.1.0/oboe-characteristics.owl#Irradiance
irrigation canal
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000036
Artificial watercourse with no flow or a controlled flow used irrigation.
irrigation dam
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000470
A dam constructed for the purpose of holding water in a reservoir for irrigation.
irrigation ditch
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000139
A ditch that supplies water to surrounding land.
irrigation reservoir
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000450
A reservoir constructed for the purpose of providing water for irrigation.
is eaten by
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/RO_0002471
is fire resistant
http://eol.org/schema/terms/fireResistantYes
Organism resists burning.
is not fire resistant
http://eol.org/schema/terms/fireResistantNo
Organism does not resist burning.
is vector for
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/RO_0002459
island
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000098
Area of dry or relatively dry land surrounded by water or low wetland.
island arc
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000353
A volcanic arc formed by the subduction of oceanic crust other oceanic crust on an adjacent tectonic plate.
island endemic (incl. large land bridge islands)
http://eol.org/schema/terms/largeLandBridgeIslandEndemic
The range of the organism is limited to islands but includes large land bridge islands.
Faurby, S., Davis, M., Pedersen, R. Ø., Schowanek, S. D., Antonelli, A., & Svenning, J.C. (2018). PHYLACINE 1.2: The Phylogenetic Atlas of Mammal Macroecology. Ecology. https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.bp26v20
island endemic (incl. small land bridge islands)
http://eol.org/schema/terms/smallLandBridgeIslandEndemic
The range of the organism is limited to islands but includes small land bridge islands.
Faurby, S., Davis, M., Pedersen, R. Ø., Schowanek, S. D., Antonelli, A., & Svenning, J.C. (2018). PHYLACINE 1.2: The Phylogenetic Atlas of Mammal Macroecology. Ecology. https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.bp26v20
island endemic (isolated islands only)
http://eol.org/schema/terms/isolatedIslandEndemic
The range of the organism is limited to isolated islands.
Faurby, S., Davis, M., Pedersen, R. Ø., Schowanek, S. D., Antonelli, A., & Svenning, J.C. (2018). PHYLACINE 1.2: The Phylogenetic Atlas of Mammal Macroecology. Ecology. https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.bp26v20
island endemicity
http://eol.org/schema/terms/islandEndemicity
Is the range of the organism limited to islands?
Faurby, S., Davis, M., Pedersen, R. Ø., Schowanek, S. D., Antonelli, A., & Svenning, J.C. (2018). PHYLACINE 1.2: The Phylogenetic Atlas of Mammal Macroecology. Ecology. https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.bp26v20
isohexadecanoic acid
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/CHEBI_84890
isotetradecanoic acid
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/CHEBI_43722
isthmus
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000174
Narrow section of land in a body of water connecting two larger land areas.