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Intro to A&P

Chapter 4

Word or NameDefinition
Metabolism The term used to describe the total chemical changes that occur inside a cell.
Anabolism The energy-requiring process that builds larger molecules by combining smaller molecules.
Catabolism The energy-releasing process that breaks down large molecules into smaller ones.
Glycolysis The term for the breakdown of glucose.
Cell Cycle When a cell divides into two and duplicates it's genetic material.
Mutation When the exact copying of the genetic code during cellular division is disrupted, producing a genetic variation to the parent cell.
Meiosis A reduction division of the nuclear material so that each gamete contains only half as much hereditary material as the parent cell. It is also the cellular reproduction that occurs in the nucleus, forming 2 identical nuclei.
Oogensis The formation of the female sex cell(ovum).
Anaerobic The term used to describe microorganisms that are capable of living without air.
DNA The hereditary material of the cell.
Metastasis The ability of disease or defective cells to spread from one location to another part of the body.
Carcinogens Cancer-causing agents.
Created by: Magyc468