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Glossary: competitor

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An organism living in competition with another.

Glossary: compressed

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Laterally-flattened.

Glossary: concave

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Curving inwards; hollowed out. Opposite of convex.

Glossary: concentric

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Of or denoting circles, arcs, or other shapes which share the same centre, the larger often completely surrounding the smaller.

Glossary: conductivity

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Measure of the ability of water to conduct electrical current, most often expressed in microsiemens per centimeter (┬ÁS/cm). Often related directly to total dissolved solids and measured using a conductivity meter.

Glossary: confer

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See 'cf.'.

Glossary: confluence

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A joining or meeting, especially of rivers and streams; the point at which such rivers and streams meet; the combined watercourse formed by the joining.

Glossary: confluent

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Flowing together or merging to form one.

Glossary: congener

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An organism belonging to the same genus as another.

Glossary: congeneric

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Belonging to the same genus.

Glossary: congenital

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Of or relating to a condition that is existent at birth especially those that are non-hereditary and/or abnormal.

Glossary: congruence

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Correspondence in physical structure, thought or classification.

Glossary: congruent

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Corresponding; agreeing.

Glossary: conical teeth

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Cone-shaped teeth present in some fishes.

Glossary: conjoin

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To bring together or unite.

Glossary: conjoined

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Brought together or united.

Glossary: conservation

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Preservation, protection, or restoration of wildlife and the natural environment.

Glossary: conserved name

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A scientific name that has specific nomenclatural protection under the ICZN code, specifically a name that is otherwise unavailable or invalid but has been made available as a valid name by removal of the obstacles blocking its use.

Glossary: conspecific

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Of or belonging to the same species.

Glossary: contact organ

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Dermal, bony growth or spicule normally protruding from one or more fin rays or scale margins. Present on parts of the body or fins that come into contact with the female during spawning in males of some fishes.