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SLS Bio11 Animals(OS

SLS Bio11 Animals(OS)

TermDefinition
Asexual Reproduction not involving the fusion of gametes.
Cell the smallest functional unit of an organism
Cephalization the concentration of sense organs at the anterior end of the body, forming the head and brain.
Closed Circulatory System have the blood closed at all times within vessels of different sizes and wall thickness.
Coelom the body cavity in metazoans, located between the intestinal canal and the body wall.
Colonial living in colonies
Fluid Feeding organisms that feed on the fluid of other organisms.
Endoskeleton an internal skeleton.
Excretion the process of eliminating waste
Exoskeleton an external covering for the body in some invertebrate animals.
Filter Feeding feeding by filtering out plankton or other nutrients.
Free-living living freely and independently, not as a parasite.
internal transport materials are moved from a surface to cells located throughout the organism.
invertebrates an animal lacking a backbone
levels of organization cells, tissues, organs, organ systems, organisms, populations, communities, ecosystem, and biosphere.
Life Functions that property that determines living organisms from dead organisms.
Medusa a free-swimming form of a coelenterate, such as a jellyfish.
Motility ability to move actively, making energy in the process.
Motility/Motile applies to unicellular and simple multicellular organisms
Multicellular having or consisting of many cells.
Niche the position of a species within an ecological community
Open Circulatory System where blood is allowed to mix with other organisms.
Organ a part of an organism that has vital life functions, such as the liver or heart in humans.
Organ System group of organs that work together to perform one or more function.
Parasite/Parasitic an organism that lives on another organism and benefits from deriving nutrients at it's hosts expense.
Polyp a solitary form of a coelenterate such as a sea anemone
Reproduction the production of offspring by sexual or asexual reproduce
Respiration a process in living organisms involving the production of energy
response any behavior of an organism that results from external or internal stimulus.
Sessile fixed in one place, otherwise known as immobile.
Sexual Reproduction the production of two living organisms by combining genetic information from two individuals of different types.
Symmetry correspondance of parts on opposite sides of a dividing plane. (bilateral, radial etc.)
Tissue any of the distinct types of material from which the organism is made
Vertebral Column another term for spinal column, which is the spine or backbone.
Created by: osouthern