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Science Chapter 8

Waxy, waterproof layer that covers the leaves of plants Cuticle
A system of tubes inside a plant through which water, minerals, and food move Vascular Tissue
The fertilized egg (sperm joins with egg) Zygote
Plants that do not have a tube system to transport materials they get their materials from their surroundings Nonvascular Plants
Plants that have a well developed system of tubes to carry needed materials throughout the plant Vascular Plants
The stage in a plants life cycle where it produces spores that can grow into new organisms Sporophyte
The stage in a plants life cycle where the spore produces the sperm and egg cells Gametophyte
Thin, rootlike structures that anchor a moss and absorb water and nutrients from the soil Rhizoids
The leaf of a fern that is divided into many smaller parts Fronds
The vascular tissue through which food moves down into the plant Phloem
The vascular tissue through which water and minerals travel up into the plant from the roots Xylem
Tiny structures in the male part of a flower that becomes sperm cells Pollen
A structure that contains a young plant inside a protective coating Seed
The young plant inside a seed Embryo
One or more seed leaves inside a seed Cotyledon
When the embryo begins to grow and pushes out of the seed Germination
The structure at the end of a root that protects the root Root Cap
Layer of cells in a stem that divide to make new xylem and phloem Cambium
The process by which water evaporates from a plants leaves Transpiration
Created by: gabriellematzell