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Hanson Cells 1 vocab

Cells chapter 1 vocabulary

amino acid building block of protein
asexual reproduction only one parent
carbohydrate main source of energy for our bodies. (grains, breads, starches)
compound two or more elements chemically combined
digestion food being broken down into simpler substances in our bodies
DNA nucleic acid that stores information to build proteins
element pure substance that cannot be broken down further
enzyme help speed up or slow down chemical processes
excretion getting rid of waste
fat stores energy in our bodies
homeostasis ability to keep conditions in the body the same
ingestion eating
life span how long you are expected to live
metabolism all chemical activities in the body
nucleic acid stores information to build proteins
oil liquid at room temperature
organic compound contains carbon
protein used to build and repair cells
respiration food broken down and energy is released
response action brought on by a stimulus
RNA nucleic acid that reads how to create proteins
sexual reproduction two parents
spontaneous generation life can come from non-living matter
stimulus causes a reaction
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