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Lewis-Living Things

any living thing organism
the smallest unit of an organism that carries on the function of life cell
anything that causes some change in an organism or causes the organism to react stimulus
an organism's reaction to a stimulus response
an organism's ability to keep the proper conditions inside its body no matter what is going on outside the organism (ex.body temperature) homeostasis
placing similar items or organisms into groups classification
first and largest category of organisms kingdom
Linnaeus' naming system that gives all organisms a unique, two part scientific name (its genus and its species name) binomial nomenclature
a group of similar species genus
smallest category of organisms that can reproduce to produce fertile offspring species
a detailed list of characteristics used to identify an unknown organism dichotomous key
process of changing into a more complex organism development
to produce offspring similar to the parents reproduce
an organism that can produce its own food (ex. plants) autotroph
an organims that cannot produce its own food (ex. animals) heterotroph
center of the cell that controls all functions of the cell nucleus
Created by: lewisch