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Science Unit11 Vocab

Spencer Unit11 Vocb

cell The smallest unit of all living organisms.
unicellular organism made up of only one cell
organism any self-contained living thing
multicellular organism made up of more than one cell
prokaryotic cell a cell lacking a nucleus or any other membrane-enclosed organelle
eukaryotic cell a cell with a nucleus and membrane-bound organelles
autotrophic a organism which makes its own food (example: plants)
heterotrophic a organism which has to find food (example: us)
organelle membrane-bound structure inside a cell that performs a specialized function
nucleus membrane-bound structure in eukaryotic cells that contains the DNA
cell theory states that the cell is the basic unit of life, all living organisms are composed of cells, and all cells come from pre-existing cells
cell membrane protective layer that surrounds a cell or an organelle
DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) contains information that forms the hereditary material of all cells
domain broadest taxonomic classification of organism
kingdom second broadest taxonomic classification of organisms
autotroph organisms that make their own food: ex. Producers
heterotrophic organisms that do not make their food: ex. Consumers (carnivores, herbivores, omnivores)
asexual reproduction mode of reproduction with only one parent
sexual reproduction mode of reproduction with two parents
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