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vocab 2

TermDefinition
unit units are standards for measurement of physical quantities that need clear definitions to be useful
organism an individual animal, plant, or single-celled life form.
biotic/abiotic relating to or resulting from living things,physical rather than biological; not derived from living organisms.
unicellular an organism that consists of only one cell,
multicellular Having or consisting of many cells or more than one cell to perform all vital functions.
prokaryotic Prokaryotes are unicellular organisms that lack organelles or other internal membrane-bound structures.
eukaryotic any organism having as its fundamental structural unit a cell type that contains specialized organelles in the cytoplasm,
binomial nomenclature the system of nomenclature in which two terms are used to denote a species of living organism,
kingdom The highest classification into which living organisms are grouped in Linnean taxonomy,
prefix a word, letter, or number placed before another
homeostasis the tendency toward a relatively stable equilibrium between interdependent elements,
excretion Excretion is the process by which metabolic wastes and other non-useful materials are eliminated from an organism
synthesis The combining of separate elements or substances to form a coherent whole.
respiration the action of breathing.
transport The movement of ions or molecules across a cell membrane in the direction opposite that of diffusion
autotrophic An organism that manufactures its own food from inorganic substances, such as carbon dioxide and ammonia.
heterotrophic An organism that cannot manufacture its own food and instead obtains its food and energy by taking in organic substances
egestion the discharge or expulsion of undigested material
reproduction The production of offspring by organized bodies
metabolism the chemical processes that occur within a living organism in order to maintain life.
Created by: sherton14