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Chapter 1-1 vocab

Biology The study of life
Organization High degree of order within an organisms internal and external parts and it's interactions with the living world
Cell Smallest unit that can performs all life's processes
Unicellular Organisms made up of one cell
Multicellular Organisms made up of multiple cells
Organ Structures that carry out specialized jobs within an organ system
Tissue Groups of cells that have similar abilities and that allow the organ to function
Organelle Tiny structures that carry out functions necessary for the cell to stay alive
Biological molecule Chemical compounds that provide physical structure and that bring about movement, energy use, and other cellular functions
Homeostasis Maintainence of a stable level of internal conditions even though environmental conditions are constantly changing
Metabolism Sum of all the chemical reactions that take in and transform energy and materials from the environment
Cell division Formation of two new cells from an existing cell
Development The process by which an organism becomes a mature adult
Reproduction Organisms producing new organisms like themselves
Gene A short segment of DNA that contains the instructions for a single trait of an organism
Cytology The study of cells
Created by: Rminer