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biology vocab

term Definition
pure science knowledge obtained through scientific activities
applied science the use of pure science to solve practical problems
research method the use of the scientific method to obtain knowledge
technical method the use of prescribed techniques to gain knowledge about a specific case
worship man's recognition of his insignificance and the resulting dependence on and praise to the almighty god
biology the science that deals with living organisms and vital life processes
living conditions highly organized cellular condition that is derived from preexisting life and that faces death; requires energy to carry on processes such as growth, movement, reproduction, and response
internal movement an attribute of life that includes movement of fluids, organs, and even structures within cells
assimilation the conversion of nutrients into living cells; a prcess of growth
reproduction the formation of another organism that has characteristics and limitations similar to the original
variation the difference between individual organisms of the same kind; differences based on genotype; the expression of different individual characteristics in organisms of the same kind
organic naturally derived from living organisms; organic compounds are those that contain carbon
inorganic describing objects that are not alive and that have never been alive; also, substances that lack carbon (with few exception); usually derived from nonliving material
irritability the ability to respond to changes in the environment
food organic,energy-containing substances required by all living things
microscope a scientific instrument that magnifies objects for more detained study; usually contains a series of lenses
compound light microscope a magnification device with two sets of lenses, one set for magnification and a second set to allow the observer to view the image from a convenient distance
objective the part of a light microscope that is near the specimen and that contains lenses; that which form an image of an object
ocular the eye piece of a microscope; contains lenses
stage the flat surface of a microscope on which a slide or specimen is placed
body tube the cylindrical part of the microscope between the eyepiece and the objectives
electron microscope a high powered magnification device that uses streams of electrons rather than light rays to form an image
reflection the image caused by light rays bouncing off an object
refraction the bending of a ray when it passes from one medium to another at an oblique angle
resolution the characteristics that allows a microscope to form a clear image of detailed structures
Created by: ally.fulton