Words to Know…

  • Compound Eyes - made up of repeating units (a lens, crystalline cone, visual cells, and pigment cells) each of which functions as a separate visual receptor.
  • Proboscis - an elongated sucking mouthpart that is typically tubular and flexible.
  • Anticoagulant - having the effect of retarding or inhibiting the coagulation (clotting) of the blood.
  • Anesthetic - a substance that induces insensitivity to pain.
  • Epidemiology - the branch of medicine that deals with the incidence, distribution, and possible control of diseases and other factors relating to health.
  • Taxonomy - the branch of science concerned with classification, especially of organisms; systematics.
  • Genera - a principal taxonomic category that ranks above species and below family.