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Module 13 SG

Exploring Creation with Biology

Vertebrate Segments of bone or some other hard substance that are arranged into a backbone
Notochord A rod of tough flexible material that runs the length of a creatures body, providing the majority of its support
Endoskeleton A skeleton on the inside of a creature's body typically composed of bone or cartilage
Axial Skeleton The portion of the skeleton that supports and protects the head, neck, and trunk
Appendicular Skeleton The portion of the skeleton that attaches to the axial skeleton and has the limbs attached to it
Arteries Blood vessels that carry blood away from the heart
Capillaries Tiny, thin-walled blood vessels that allow the exchange of gases and nutrients between the blood and the cells of the body
Veins Blood vessels that carry blood back to the heart
Cerebrum The lobes of the brain that integrate sensory information and coordinate the creature's response to that information
Cerebellum The lobe that controls involuntary actions and refines muscle movement
Atrium A heart chamber that receives blood
Ventricle A heart chamber from which blood is pumped out
Ectothermic Lacking an internal mechanism for regulating body heat
Created by: mavis16



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