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Biology Vocab

Chapter 19

Protist Eukaryote that is not an animal, plant, or fungus.
Protozoa Animal-like protist.
Pseudopod Temporary extension of cytoplasm and plasm membrane that helps protozoa move and feed.
Cilia (singular: cilium) short hairlike structures that cover some or all of the cell surface and help the organism swim and capture food.
Algae (singular: alga) photosynthetic plantlike protists.
Slime Mold Protist with a slimelike amoeboid stage that grows on decaying vegetation and in moist soil.
Water Mold Fungus that is either a parasite or decomposer and lives in fresh water or moist soil.
Chitin Tough, protective polysaccharide that makes up arthropod skeletons and the cell wall of some fungi.
Hypha (plural: hyphae) Threadlike filament forming the body and mycelium of a fungus.
Fruiting Body Spore-producing structure of a fungus that grows above ground.
Mycorrhizae Ecological relationship between the mycelium of a fungus and the roots of certain plants.
Sporangia Spore-forming structures found in fungi, algae, and some plants.
Lichen Fungus that grows symbiotically with algae, resulting in a composite organism that grows on rocks or tree trunks.
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