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science ch. 10

TermDefinition
alternation of generations plant life cycle
dermal tissue covers the outside of a plant
gametophyte Plants in the haploid generation.They have male and/or female reproductive organs and reproduce sexually.
ground tissue makes up much of the inside of a plant
leaf the keys not only to plant life but to virtually all life on land. The primary role is to collect sunlight and make food by photosynthesis
plant multicellular eukaryotes
Plant Kingdom comprising of all living or extinct plants
root important organs in most modern plants. They absorb water and minerals, anchor and support the plant, and store food.
sporophyte Plants in the diploid generation. They reproduce asexually.
stem organs that hold plants upright
stoma (stomata, plural) pores in the epidermis of the leaf or stem of a plant
transpiration They release water vapor to the air from their leaves
vascular tissue runs through the ground tissue inside a plant
angiosperm seed plants that produce seeds in the ovaries of flowers
cone reproductive structures made of overlapping scales
embryo a zygote that has already started to develop and grow
flower plant structures that contain male and/or female reproductive organs
fruit As seeds develop, the ovary turns into this
germination Early growth and development of a plant embryo inside a seed
gymnosperm seed plants that produce naked seeds in cones
petal Usually the most visible parts of a flower
pistil The female reproductive organ in a flower
pollen a tiny male gametophyte enclosed in a tough capsule
pollinator an animal that picks up pollen on its body and carries it directly to another flower of the same species
seed a reproductive structure that contains an embryo and a food supply
stamen The male reproductive organ in a flower
aquatic plant Modern plants that live in water
carnivorous plant plants that get some or most of their nutrients (but not energy or carbon compounds) from other organisms
epiphyte grow on other plants
gravitropism response to gravity
phototropism response to light
tropism turning toward, or away from, a stimulus in the environment
xerophyte Plants that are adapted to very dry environments
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