Glossary Database

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 Kame  A body of stratified glacial sediment. A mound or an irregular ridge deposited by a subglacial stream as an alluvial fan or a delta.
 Karst topography  A landscape characterized by sinks, solution valleys, and other features produced by groundwater activity; it commonly develops in limestone.
 keel  A median ridge on a scale.
 Keratin  a hard, tough, non-soluble protein
 Keratinized scale  Scales containing keratin, which is a hard, tough, non-soluble protein produced in the epidermis of both reptiles and amphibians (Peters 1964).
 Kettle  A closed depression in a deposit of glacial drift formed where a block of ice was buried or partly buried and then melted.
 Kleptoparasitised  An animal that obtained its food mainly by scavenging the food supplies of another species, especially one with which it habitually lives in close proximity (Morris 1992).