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LCS 09-10

Science Voc.

Artery A blood vessel that carries blood away from the heart.
Blood The fluid tissue that moves through the bodies of certain organisms, carrying substances to and from cells.
Complete Metamorphosis Insect metamorphosis that includes four stages: egg, larva, pupa, and adult.
Compound eye Eyes having many small lenses such as insect eyes: such eyes provide a mosaic of images rather than a single image.
exoskelelton An external skeleton composed of touch plates that protect and support an animal.
heart A muscular organ that pumps blood
incomplete metamorphosis insect metamorphosis that includes three stages: egg, nymph, and adult
larva an immature stage in the life cycle of many animals
malpighian thread like tube that extracts wastes from an insects blood and empties them into the intestine
metamorphosis a changing of an animal's shape or form as the animal develops from an egg to an adult
molt to shed scales, feathers, fur or an exoskeleton
open circulatory system a type of circulation in which the blood passes from blood vessels into body spaces around organs and tissues before returning to the heart
pupa a resting stage during the complete metamorphosis of certain insects
trachea a tube that carries air between the Pharynx and the lungs; in insects, one of the tiny tubes that branch throughout the body, carrying air to the tissues
tube feet small, tubular structures of echinoderms: used for locomotion and feeding
Created by: cdmitchell