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chapter 4 science

photosynthesis food making process for the plant
tissue a group of similar cells that perform a specific function in an organism
chloroplast a plant cell structure in which photosynthesis occurs
cuticle waxy, waterproof layer of a plant that reduces water loss
vascular tissue the internal transporting tissue in plants that is made up of tublike structures
fertilization the joining of a sperm cell and an egg cell
zygote a fertilized egg
nonvascular plant a low-growing plant that lacks true vascular tissue
vascular plant a plant that has true vascular tissue
chlorophyll a green pigment found in the chloroplasts of plants, algae, and some bacteria
sporophyte the stage in the life cycle of a plant in which in which the plant produces spores
gametophyte the stage in the life cycle of a plant in which the plant produces gametes, or sex cells
rhizoid a thin, rootlike structurethat anchors a moss and absorbs water and nutrients for the plant
bog a wetland where sphagnum moss grows on top of acid water
peat compressed layers of dead sphagnum mosses that accumulate in bogs
frond the leaf of a fern plant
vacuole a large sac-like storage area in a cell
transmission the process by which lite passes through an object
reflection the process by which light bounces off an object
accessory pigment a pigment other than chlorophyll found in plant cells
absorption the process by which an object takes in, or absorbs, light
Created by: briemarie7