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science12/14/17M.RAY

TermDefinition
Classification the action or process of classifying something according to shared qualities or characteristics
Organism an individual animal, plant, or single-celled life form.
Diversity the state of being diverse; variety.
Characteristics a feature or quality belonging typically to a person, place, or thing and serving to identify it.
Dichotomous key a feature or quality belonging typically to a person, place, or thing and serving to identify it.
Taxonomy the branch of science concerned with classification, especially of organisms; systematics
Domain an area of territory owned or controlled by a ruler or government.
Six kingdom system an area of territory owned or controlled by a ruler or government.
Microorganism a microscopic organism, especially a bacterium, virus, or fungus.
Single-celled having only one cell
Multi-celled having more than one cell
Prokaryotic A prokaryote is a unicellular organism that lacks a membrane-bound nucleus, mitochondria, or any other membrane-bound organelle. The word prokaryote comes from the Greek πρό "before" and κάρυον "nut or kernel
Eukaryotic A eukaryote is any organism whose cells have a cell nucleus and other organelles enclosed within membranes. Eukaryotes belong to the domain Eukaryota or Eukarya, and can be unicellular or multicellular organisms.
Autotroph an organism that is able to form nutritional organic substances from simple inorganic substances such as carbon dioxide.
Heterotroph an organism deriving its nutritional requirements from complex organic substances.
Decomposer an organism, especially a soil bacterium, fungus, or invertebrate, that decomposes organic material
Carnivore an animal that feeds on flesh.
Herbivore an animal that feeds on plants.
Omnivore an animal or person that eats food of both plant and animal origin
Detritivore an animal that feeds on dead organic material, especially plant detritus.
Insectivore an insectivorous animal or plant.
Phylogeny an insectivorous animal or plant.
Cladogram a branching diagram showing the cladistic relationship between a number of species.
Created by: harleygriner