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This site provides a large vocabulary of zoological terms for reading. Additions are welcome!

The majority of terms is based on the following publication:

Maggenti, M. A. B. and Maggenti, A. R.; Scott L. Gardner (Ed) (2005): Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/onlinedictinvertzoology/2/, last visit: 2013-09-10 -- An exhaustive dictionary of over 13,000 terms relating to invertebrate zoology, including etymologies, word derivations and taxonomic classification. Entries cover parasitology, nematology, marine invertebrates, insects, and anatomy, biology, and reproductive processes for the following phyla: Acanthocephala, Annelida, Arthropoda, Brachiopoda, Bryozoa, Chaetognatha, Cnidaria, Ctenophora, Echinodermata, Echiura, Entoprocta, Gastrotricha, Gnathostomulida, Kinorhyncha, Loricifera, Mesozoa, Mollusca, Nematoda, Nematomorpha, Nemertea, Onychophora, Pentastoma, Phoronida, Placozoa, Platyhelminthes, Pogonophora, Porifera, Priapula, Rotifera, Sipuncula, and Tardigrada.

A number of terms have been updated in this version by Scott Lyell Gardner, and a few errors corrected. It is welcome to add further terms, or correct errors.

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Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology