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Chap:1 Lesson:1

What is life?

TermDefinition
Cell The basic unit of structure and function in living things
Budding A form of asexual reproduction in which an organism grows out of the body of the parent
Neuron A cell that carries information through the nervous system
Nonvascular plant A low growing plant that lacks true vascular tissue for transporting materials
Notochord A flexible rod that supports a chorchate's back just below the nerve cord
Nucleus In cells, a large oval organelle that contains the cell's genetic material in the form of DNA and controls many of the cell's activities
Nymph A stage of incomplete metamorphosis that usually resembles the adult insect
Open circulatory system A circulatory system in which the heart pumps blood into open spaces in the body and blood is not confined to blood vessles
Parasite An organism the benefits by living with, on, or in a host parasitism interaction
Pasteurization A process of heating food to a temperature this is high enough to kill most harmful bacteria without changing the taste of the food
Peat Compressed layers of dead sphagnum mosses that accumulate in bogs
Muscle A tissue that contracts or relaxes to create movement
Motor Neuron A neuron that sends an impulse to a muscle or gland, causing the muscle or gland to react
Multicellular Consisting of many cells
Omnivore A consumer that obtains energy by eating both plants and animals
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