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Disease Vocab

8th Grade Science Vocab about Diseases

bacteria single-celled organisms the lack a nucleus; prokaryotes
infectious disease a disease caused by the presence of a living thing in a body
toxin a poison produced by bacterial pathogens that damage cells
antibiotic a chemical that can kill bacteria without harming a person's cells
antibiotic resistance the ability of bacteria to with-stand the effects of an antibiotic
vaccine a substance introduced into the body to stimulate the production of chemicals that destroy specific viruses, bacteria, or other disease-causing organisms
protist a eukaryotic organism that cannot be classified as an animal, plant, or fungus
protozoan an animal-like protist
algae plantlike protists
fungus a eukaryotic organism that has cell walls, use spore to reproduce, and is a heterotroph that feeds by absorbing its food
parasite an organism that lives inside or on another organism and takes food from the organism in or which it lives
Created by: bmeg123