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LS - Inv. 2

Living Systems - Investigation 2

TermDefinition
Bloodstream The transporter of nutrients to the body's cells
By-Product A secondary, and often unintended, product of a process
Carbon Dioxide A waste gas produced during cellular respiration. Plants use carbon dioxide during photosynthesis to make food
Cell The basic unit of life
Chlorophyll A molecule that absorbs red and blue light and reflects green light
Digestion The process of breaking down food into nutrients that can be used by cells
Digestive System The organs and structures that digest food. The digestive system includes teeth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, and colon
Dormancy The state of being dormant or at rest
Esophagus The tube connecting the mouth and the stomach
Fungus An organism that lacks chlorophyll and gets nutrients from dead or living organisms
Large Intestine The part of the digestive system between the small intestine and the rectum where water is removed from solid waste.
Metabolism The process that occurs when an organism uses nutrients for energy and produces waste products
Nutrient A chemical in food that helps keep an organism alive and active
Photosynthesis A process used by plants and algae to make sugar (food) out of light, carbon dioxide, and water
Small Intestine The part of the digestive system between the stomach and large intestine, where nutrients are absorbed from digested food
Stomach The organ where food is reduced to mush by acid and muscle activity
Sugar The nutrient that cells use for energy
Waste No longer of use, exess
Yeast A single-celled fungus
Created by: cbuzynski