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vocabulary words

Homeostasis the tendency toward a relatively stable equilibrium between interdependent elements, especially as maintained by physiological processes.
Respiration a process in living organisms involving the production of energy, typically with the intake of oxygen and the release of carbon dioxide from the oxidation of complex organic substances
Excretion the process of eliminating or expelling waste matter
Synthesis the production of chemical compounds by reaction from simpler materials.
Egestion is the discharge or expulsion of undigested material (food) from a cell in case of unicellular organisms, and from the digestive tract via the anus in case of multicellular organisms
Metabolism the chemical processes that occur within a living organism in order to maintain life.
Organism an individual animal, plant, or single-celled life form.
Heterotrophic A heterotroph is an organism that cannot manufacture its own food by carbon fixation and therefore derives its intake of nutrition from other sources of organic carbon, mainly plant or animal matter.
Eukaryote(s) an organism consisting of a cell or cells in which the genetic material is DNA in the form of chromosomes contained within a distinct nucleus. Eukaryotes include all living organisms other than the eubacteria and archaebacteria.
Unicellular characterized by the formation or presence of a single cell or cells.
Taxonomy the branch of science concerned with classification, especially of organisms; systematics.
Chordate(s) an animal of the large phylum Chordata, comprising the vertebrates together with the sea squirts and lancelets.
Multicellular (of an organism or part) having or consisting of many cells.
Prokaryote(s) a microscopic single-celled organism that has neither a distinct nucleus with a membrane nor other specialized organelles. Prokaryotes include bacteria and cyanobacteria.
Genus a principal taxonomic category that ranks above species and below family, and is denoted by a capitalized Latin name, e.g. Leo.
Binomial nomenclature the system of nomenclature in which two terms are used to denote a species of a living organism, the first one indicating the genus and the second the specific epithet.
Autotrophic an organism that is able to form nutritional organic substances from simple inorganic substances such as carbon dioxide.
Asexual (of reproduction) not involving the fusion of gametes.
Regulation the action or process of regulating or being regulated.
Kingdom the highest category in taxonomic classification.
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