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Plants

TermDefinition
Leaf Place in a plant that produces food through the process of photosynthesis
Fruit Contains seeds of a plant after fertilization. SPREADS the seeds away from the parent.
Flower Part of plant that contains the structures for reproduction
Stem Part of the plant that supports the plant and transport food and water
Root Part of the plant absorbs water and minerals and anchors the plant
Xylem Part of the plant that transports water from the roots to the leaves
Phloem Part of the plant transports food produced in the leaves down to the stem and roots
Geotropism response to gravity
Phototropism response to light
Turgor Pressure Outward pressure from fluid within the cell (vacuole) pushing against the cell wall
Stomata Pores (holes) on a leaf that allows substances to pass into or out of the leaf
Positive Tropism Reaction of the organism TOWARDS from the stimulus. Like plants bending towards light.
Negative Tropism Reaction of the organism AWAY from the stimulus. Like plant stems growing AWAY from gravity.
Shoot The stems and leaves of a plant
Seedling A young plant
External Stimuli Something OUTSIDE an organism that makes it react. Ex. light
Internal Stimuli Something INSIDE an organism that makes it react. Ex. not enough water inside organism
homeostasis An organism having the perfect internal conditions
Wilting When plants do not have enough water to hold its structure and the it becomes soft and leans over
Created by: mvanderb