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Exploring Content 1

Exploring Content 1: Chapter 3

adaptation process of changing to facilitate response to a new situation
binomial two-word system for naming
classify decide what group an item belongs to
evolution scientific idea that organism change over a period of time
genetic related to the genes
genus group of closely related organisms
Homo sapiens the kind of human being that exists now
kingdom taxonomic category for naming organisms
Linnaeus Swedish botanist who introduced the binomial system of nomenclature
mammal animals fed from mother's body
natural selection survival of the fittest
nomenclature a system of grouping and naming
organism living thing
primate group that includes humans and monkeys
species a population of organisms capable of interbreeding to produce fertile offspring
survival of the fittest reproduction and continuation of the most healthy organisms
taxonomy classification system
adopt formally approve a proposal or idea
awkward uncomfortable, difficult to accomplish
characteristics elements that identify an object or being
common most widely seen or believed
complex not simple; having many facets
continuous dynamic, without interruption
dislodge force or knock something out of its position
drawback disadvantage
environment the natural features of a place; weather, air, type of land and plants
goal an aim to be achieved
logical having reasonable structure and clarity
misconception wrong idea
occur happen
reproduction process of producing young or offspring to continue a species
role part to play in a process
select choose
system organized set of ideas or procedure to follow
value importance
Created by: jkeyser