Animal Info - Glossary I

Igapo
Forested land in the Amazon River basin that is seasonally flooded by acidic, nutrient-poor black water. Compare varzea.
Incisor
One of the chisel-shaped teeth at the front of the mouth.
Indigenous
Native to a particular country or area.
Induced ovulation
See "Ovulation - induced".
Infrasonic
See infrasound below.
Infrasound
Sound that is lower than the range of human hearing (i.e. lower in frequency than about 20 hertz).
Insectivore
An animal that eats mainly insects or spiders.
Insectivorous
Referring to an animal that eats mainly insects or spiders.
Intraspecific
Occurring within a species or involving members of one species.
Invertebrate
An animal which lacks a backbone (such as an insect, spider or crustacean).
Isohyet
A line on a map that connects places with equal rainfall.
Iteroparity
A species which has iteroparity reproduces more than once over a period of time (it is "iteroparous").
IUCN categories
See Notes.

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