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Biology sec. 1

credit to the modern biology book

biology the study of life
multicellular describes a tissue, organ, or organism that is made of many cells
biological molecule chemical compound that provides physical structure and brings about movement, energy use, and other cellular functions
development the gene-directed process by which an organism matures
organization the high degree of order within an organism's internal and external parts and in its interactions with the living world
organ a collection of tissues that carry out a specialized function of the body
homeostasis the steady-state physiological condition of the body
reproduction the process of producing offspring
cell in biology, the smallest unit that can preform all life processes; are covered by a membrane and contain DNA and metabolism
tissue a collection of specialized cells and cell products that form a specific function
metabolism the sum of all chemical processes that occur in an organism
gene a short segment of DNA contains the instructions for a single trait
unicellular describes an organism that consists of a single cell
organelle one of the small bodies that are found in the cytoplasm of a cell and that are specialized to preform a special function
cell division the formation of two cells from one existing cell
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