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LS Investigation 2

TermDefinition
nutrient a substance (like sugar or starch) that is used by a cell to produce the energy needed
yeast a single celled fungus
carbon dioxide a waste gas produced by active cells
metabolism the process of using nutrients for energy and producing waste
fungus an organism that is a relative to yeast - mushrooms, mildew
cell the basic unit of life
dormancy inactive or resting state
chlorophyll the green pigment that absorbs light and makes sugar in producers
photosynthesis the process of requiring sunlight, carbon dioxide, and water plants use to make sugar
digestion the process used to break down food into nutrients for cells
digestive system the organs that digest food
esophagus the tube connecting the mouth and the stomach
small intestine the part of the digestive system where nutrients are absorbed from digested food
large intestine the part of the digestive system b]where water is removed from the solid waste
colon the part of the digestive system that compacts and dehydrates food waste
kidney filters cellular waste from the blood and turns it into urine
sugar the nutrient cells use for energy
food pyramid describes levels in a feeding relationship categorizing primary, secondary, and top consumers
heterotroph consumes plants and other animals
autotroph produce their own food
food anything that can be eaten to provide energy
starch substance has stored energy for plant seeds
Created by: Nan Dickerson