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Intro Vocabulary

Introductory vocabulary for learning characteristics of life.

TermDefinition
Reproduction ______ occurs when offspring are produced from parent organisms.
Species A group of organisms that interbreed and produce offspring.
Growth Increasing in size.
Development The changes that happen as an organism gets older and matures.
Stimulus Anything in an organism's environment that causes the organism to react.
Homeostasis An organism's ability to maintain and keep the same conditions to stay alive. For example - maintaining a constant body temperature.
Autotroph An organism that can produce it's own food.
Photosynthesis The process that makes food from sunlight.
Organism A living thing.
Autotroph Would plants be considered an autotroph or a heterotroph?
Heterotroph An organism that must eat or consume food to get nutrients and energy.
Metabolism Changing food into usable energy.
Adaptation Anything that helps an organism respond to a stimulus and survive and reproduce.
Evolution Very gradual genetic changes to a species over a long, long time.
Sexual reproduction Reproduction from combining genetic information from TWO parents.
Asexual reproduction Reproduction from one parent. The offspring is identical!
Multicellular More than one cell.
Unicellular Only one cell.
Uni - One. (Like ____cellular, ___cycle,
Di - Two.
Tri - Three. (Like ___cycle, ___angle)
Mono - One. (Like ___poly)
Poly - Many. (Like ____gon)
Created by: Ewilliams4