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Midterm les. 1,2,3,4

organism living thing
chlorophyll is able to use energy from sunlight
unicellular or one-celled, organism is made of a single cell that carries out basic life processes
multicellular or many-celled, organisms that are made of more than one cell
cell is the smallest unit of living things that can carry out basic life processes 1
tissue similar cells working together to do the same job, or function 2
organ a group of tissues that work together to perform a specific function 3
organ system organs that work together to perform a certain function 4
classification has been called the science of finding patterns
kingdom the broadest group an organism can be classified into
species the narrowest group an organism can be classified into
vertebrete animal with a backbone
invertebrete animal without backbone
vascular means "contains tubes or vessels"
nonvascular do not have vascular tissue
gymnosperm is a seed plant that does not produce flowers
angiosperm is a seed plant that produces flowers
xylem is a series of tubes that moves water and minerals up the stem
phloem moves sugars made in the plant's leaves to other parts of the plant
cambium the layer that the xylem and phloem are separated by
photosynthesis the process of making food
transpiration the loss of water through a plant's leaves
cellular respiration energy is released when cells use oxygen to break down sugars
asymmetrical cannot be divided into mirror images
radial symmetry is a body plan when all parts of an organism can be arranged around a central point
bilateral symmetry is a body plan that can be divided along one plane, two mirror images
monotreme mammal that lays eggs
marsupial a pouched mammal
placental mammal when the young of a mammal develops inside its mother
Created by: lrandolph2002