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Science 6

Microorganisms

TermDefinition
Amoeba Single-celled life-form characterized by an irregular shape and move using pseudopodia, or temporary projections.
Autotrophs Organisms that make their own food.
Cilium "Hair-like" structures on outer membranes of some cells used for movement.
Cytoplasm A gel-like substance that holds all the cell's organelles, except for the nucleus.
Cytoplasmic Streaming The directed flow of liquid within the cell in order to transport nutrients & proteins.
Euglena A protist that can eat food as well as make its own through photosynthesis, and moves using a flagellum.
Eukaryotes Cellular organisms that contain nuclei.
Flagellum "Tail-like " structure attached to the outer membrane of some cells used for movement.
Heterotroph Organisms that cannot make their own food.
Multicellular Organisms that are composed of many cells.
Paramecium A group of heterotrophic, unicellular protozoa, which move using cillia.
Phagocytosis The cellular process of engulfing solid particles by reshaping the cell membrane.
Prokaryotes Cellular organisms that lack a nucleus.
Protists Eukaryotes that cannot be classified as animals, plants, or fungi.
Protozoa A diverse group of single-cell eukaryotic organisms, many of which are mobile.
Unicellular Organism that is single-celled.
Volvox A type of green algae and forms spherical colonies of up to 50,000 cells who live in a variety of freshwater habitats.
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