Definition: hydrolases found in the venoms of cephalopods, hymenopterans, remipedes, reptiles, and mammals. Effects: prevention of blood coagulation, and the causing of vasodilation, smooth muscle contraction, pain, and inflammation.
Definition: Hard framework, internal or external, which supports and protects softer parts of plant, animal or unicellular organism, and to which muscles usually attach in animals, includes skeletons (derived from Lawrence, 2005).
Definition: position of an organism in a food web. May be described verbally with descriptors including primary producer, herbivore or carnivore. If described numerically, 1 indicates a primary producer, 2 a herbivore, and so on up the food web.