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Chapter 1

living things

organsim a living thing
cell the basic unit of structure and function in an organism
unicellular made of a single cell
multicellular made up of many cells
stimulus a change in an organisms surroundings that cause the organs to react
response an action or change in behavior that occurs as a result of a stimulus
development the process of a change that occurs during an organisms life to produce a more complex life.
spontaneous generation the mistaken idea that living things arise from nonliving things sources.
controlled experiments an experiment in which all factors are identical except one
autotroph anorganism who makes its own food
heterotroph organism who cant make its own food
homeostasis the maintanance of a stable internal condition
classification The process of grouping things based on their similarities
Taxonomy The scientific study of how living things are classified
Binomial Nomenclature The system for naming organisms in which each organism is given a unique, two-part scientific name indicating its genus and species
genus A classification grouping that consist of a number of similar. closely related species
species A group of similar organisms that can mate with each other and produce offspring that can los mate and reproduce
evolution The process by which species gradually change over time
Created by: shurayt