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vocab.

TermDefinition
organism: A living thing.
reproduction: To produce offspring. The ability to reproduce is a characteristic of all living things.
species: A group of similar organisms that breed and produce fertile offspring in nature.
unicellular (you-knee-cell-you-lar): One-celled.
autotroph (auto-trof): An organism that makes its own food.
cell: The smallest structural unit or "building block" of life.
characteristic: A distinctive feature; a trait.
homeostasis (home-ee-oh-stay-sis): The maintenance of a balanced internal environment.
heterotroph (het-err-oh-trof): Organisms not able to make their own food.
Redi- experiment with meat and maggots proving life comes from life
Pasteur- experiment with broth and bacteria proving life comes from life.
Hooke- first to recognize cells under a microscope
Leeuwenhoek- first to see moving organisms under a microscope
Schleiden- all plants made of cells
Schwan- all animals made of cells
Virchow- new cells come from cells that already exist
Cell Theory- 1. All living organisms are made of cells 2. Cells are the basic unit of structure and function in living organisms 3. All cells are produced from other cells
Created by: 24kfelts