Kingdoms

Science / Biology / Kingdoms: Five broad taxonomic categories (Monera, Protista, Plantae, Fungi, Animalia) into which organisms are grouped, based on common characteristics.

Partible Succession

Entertainment / Literature / Partible Succession: The opposite of primogeniture, partible succession is the practice in which all the children share equally in an inheritance. Under this legal system, if a property-owner or king dies, the deceased's MORE

Heptarchy

Entertainment / Literature / Heptarchy: The seven territories or kingdoms making up Anglo-Saxon England--Northumbria, Mercia, East Anglia, Kent, Essex, Sussex, and Wessex. MORE

Anti-Semitic Literature

Entertainment / Literature / Anti-Semitic Literature: Literature that vilifies Jews or encourages racist attitudes toward them. Much of the religious literature produced in medieval and Renaissance Europe unfortunately engaged in anti-Semitism to one deg MORE

Phylum

Science / Biology / Phylum: The broadest taxonomic category within kingdoms (pl.: phyla). MORE

Protista

Science / Biology / Protista: The taxonomic Kingdom from which the other three eukaryotic kingdoms (Fungi, Animalia and Plantae) are thought to have evolved. The earliest eukaryotes were single-celled organisms that would today be MORE

Systematics

Science / Biology / Systematics: The classification of organisms based on information from observations and experiments; includes the reconstruction of evolutionary relatedness among living organisms. Currently, a system that divides MORE

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