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biology vocab words

TermDefinition
biology the study of life
organism the cells of living things
Biotic (factor) living things in the environment
abiotic (factor) nonliving/ not alive things in the environment
Prokaryotic/Prokaryote- no nucleus
Eukaryotic/Eukaryote- has a nucleus
unicellular a single celled organism
multi-cellular many celled organisms
Autotrophic/Autotroph organisms that are able to make their own food
Heterotrophic/Heterotroph organisms that cannot make their own food
Respiration- a complex series of chemical reactions that releases energy for life activities
Aerobic- organisms that need oxygen for respiration
Anaerobic- organisms that do not need oxygen for respiration
Regulation the life activity responsible for the control and coordination of all the various activities of an organism
Reproduction- the production of new organisms
Asexual no genetic variation “clone/identical”
Sexual 2 parents,variation organisation that is created will be different from mommy and daddy
Nutrition- organisms obtain (get) and process food
Excretion removal of waste materials produced in the cells as result of life activities
Transport life process that includes the absorption and circulation of materials throughout an organism
Synthesis living things are able to produce complex substances from simple substances
Growth the increase in size and or cells in an organism
Metabolism- the sum total of all the life processes taking place in an organism
Homeostasis- the maintenance of a stable internal environment in spite of changes in the external environment
Created by: janelmartinez