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Grade 5 A-3 Sci. Def

Animal Growth and Heredity

chromosome The threadlike strands inside the nucleus made up of DNA
mitosis The process of cell division
asexual reproduction Reproduction by simple cell division
sexual reproduction The form of reproduction in which cells from two parents unite to form a zygote
meiosis The process that reduces the number of chromosomes in reproductive cells
life cycle The series of distinct stages of life that most organisms grow and mature through
direct development A kind of growth where organisms keep the same body features as they grow larger
metamorphosis A change in the shape or characteristics of an organism's body as it grows
inherited trait A characteristic that is passed from parent to offspring
dominant trait A strong trait
recessive trait A weak trait
gene The DNA codes on chromosomes that contain all the traits an organism inherits
Created by: scscolts