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Biology Vocabulary

7TH GRADE Biology; Protists, fungi, and plants vocabulary

Protozoan An animal-like protist.
Pseudopod A "false foot" or temporary bulge of the cell membrane used for feeding and movement in some protozoans.
Contractile Vacuole The cell structure that collects extra water from the cyptoplasm and then expels it.
Cilia The hairlike projections on the outside of cells that move in a wavelike manner.
Flagella A long, whiplike structure that extends out through the cell membrane and cell wall.
Hypha One of the many branching, thread-like tubes that make up the body of a fungus.
Fruiting Body The reproductive hypha of a fungus.
Budding A form of asexual reproduction of yeast in which a new yeast cell grows out of the body of a parent.
Lichen The combination of a fungus and either an alga or an autotrophic bacterium that live together in a mutualistic relationship.
Spore A tiny cell that is able to grow into a new organism.
Pigment A chemical that produces color.
Photosynthesis The process by which plants and some other organisms capture light energy and use it to make food from carbon dioxide and water.
Cell wall The boundary that surrounds the cell membrane in some cells.
Chloroplast The structure of plant cells in which food is made.
Chlorophyll A green pigment found in the chloroplasts of plants as well as in algae and some bacteria.
Cytoplasm The region of a cell located inside the cell membrane or between the cell membrane and nucleus. Contains gel-like material and cell organelles.
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