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Classification Vocab

Classification where you classify things into groups
Organism a living thing
Diversity having a variety of different group
Characteristic something that is shown on a organism
Dichotomous Key the key used to identify different species
Taxonomy the study of classification
Domain the highest rank of classification
Six kingdom system a system of classification used today
Microorganism organisms you can only see with a microscope
Single-celled one cell
Multi-celled many cells
Prokaryotic an organism without a nucleus
Eukaryotic an organism with a nucleus
Autotroph an organism that makes its own food
Heterotroph an organism that gets its food from other organisms
Decomposer they break down dead animals, plants, ect.
Carnivore an organism that only eats animals
Herbivore an organism that only eats plants
Omnivore an organism that eats both plants and animals
Detritivore an organism that feeds on dead organic material
Insectivore any of an order of small mammal that feeds mainly on insects
Phylogeny The evolutionary development/history of a species
Cladogram a diagram showing the relationship between a number of species
Created by: Abby_Harper