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SCI-7 U8 Quiz 2

Vocabulary Words

Specialization Certain cells performing certain functions.
Tissue A group of cells that work together to perform a specific function.
Organ Two or more tissues working together to perform a specific function.
Organ System A group of organs that work together to perform a specific function.
Organism Anything that can perform life processes by itself.
Cell Division The process by which a parent cell divides into two daughter cells.
Differentiation The process of a cell becoming specialized to perform a specific function.
Stem Cells Undifferentiated cells that can differentiate into specialized cells and can then undergo cell division to form tissues and possibly organs.
Selectively-Permeable The property of the cell membrane that lets it allow some substances to move in and out of the cell but not others.
Diffusion The movement of particles across a cell membrane from areas of high concentration (crowded) to areas of low concentration (less crowded).
Osmosis The diffusion of water across a cell membrane.
Created by: susanmason