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C & N: living things

Characteristics and Needs of Living Things

Autotroph An organisms that makes its own food
Cell The basic unit of structure and function in an organism
Development The act of becoming more complex
Growth The act of becoming larger
Homeostasis The maintenance of stable internal conditions
Heterotroph An organism that cannot make its own food
Multicellular An organism composed of more than one cell
Organism A living thing
Reproduce to produce offspring
Response A change in an organism's behavior as a reaction to a stimulus
Spontaneous Generation the mistaken idea that living things come from nonliving things
Stimulus A change in the environment that causes an organism to react
Unicellular an organism composed of only one cell
Created by: lipscold