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SLS BIO11 Animals AK

SLS Bio11 Animals AK

Asexual Reproduction Asexual reproduction is a mode of reproduction by which offspring arise from a single organism, and inherit the genes of that parent only
Cell the smallest structural and functional unit of an organism
Cephalization the concentration of sense organs, nervous control, etc., at the anterior end of the body, forming a head and brain
Closed circulatory system Closed circulatory systems have the blood closed at all times within vessels of different size and wall thickness.
Coelem the body cavity in metazoans
Colonial To live in colonies
Fluid Having particles which easily move and change their relative position without a separation of the mass
Feeding To feed or give nourishment to
Endoskeloton an internal skeleton, such as the bony or cartilaginous skeleton of vertebrates.
Excretion The process of eliminating waste matter
Exoskeloton a rigid external covering for the body in some invertebrate animals
Filter feeding feeding by filtering out plankton or nutrients suspended in the water.
Free-living living freely and independently, not as a parasite or attached to a substrate
Internal Transport the act of moving something from one to another
Invertebrates an animal lacking a backbone
Levels of organization The biological levels of organization of living things arranged from the simplest to most complex are: organelle, cells, tissues, organs, organ systems, organisms, populations, communities, ecosystem, and biosphere.
Life functions The property or quality that distinguishes living organisms from dead organisms and inanimate matter
Medusa a free-swimming sexual form of a coelenterate
Motility motility is the ability to move spontaneously and actively, consuming energy in the process
Motile capable of motion
Multicellular having or consisting of many cells
Niche The specific area where an organism inhabits
Open circulatory system Closed circulatory systems have the blood closed at all times within vessels of different size and wall thickness
Organ a part of an organism that is typically self-contained and has a specific vital function
Organ system organ system is a group of organs that work together to perform one or more functions
Parasite an organism that lives in or on another organism and benefits by deriving nutrients at the host's expense
Polyp a solitary or colonial sedentary form of a coelenterate
Reproduction the production of offspring by a sexual or asexual process
Respiration a process in living organisms involving the production of energy
Response An action or movement due to the application of a stimulus
Sessile An organism fixed in one place
Sexual Reproduction the production of new living organisms by combining genetic information from two individuals of different types
Symmetry the quality of being made up of exactly similar parts facing each other or around an axis
Tissue any of the distinct types of material of which animals or plants are made
Vertebral Column Another term for spinal column
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