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Plants

TermDefinition
chlorophyll A green pigment found in the chloroplasts of plants, algae, and some bacteria
monocot An angiosperm that has only one seed leaf
dicot An angiosperm that has two seed leaves
cuticle A waxy covering on the surface of stems and leaves that prevents water from evaporating out
root An organ in vascular plants that anchors the plant and enables it to absorb water and minerals from the soil.
stem A vascular plant organ that helps plant stand tall and contains xylem and phloem
leaf The major site of photosynthesis in most plants
pollen A fine dust that contains the sperm of seed-producing plants
vascular plant Plant that has specialized tubes for transporting water, minerals, and food throughout the plant
xylem Vessels that transport water and dissolved substances from the roots throughout the plant
phloem Tubes that move food from where it is made to other parts of the plant
pollination The transfer of pollen from male reproductive structures to female reproductive structures in plants
germination When a seed starts to sprout
fertilization When a sperm meets an egg
conifers A gymnosperm, or naked seed plant, that produces cones
zygote The new cell that is formed after fertilization; will develop into a seed in plants
herbaceous stem Stems that are soft, green, and flexible
woody stem Stems that are hard and rigid, often brown in color
angiosperms Plants that flower and produces fruit with 1 or more seeds
Created by: MsHollinger