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TermDefinition
Homeostasis The ability of a system or living organism to adjust its internal environment to maintain a stable equilibrium
Respiration a process in living organisms involving the production of energy
Excretion eliminating waste
Synthesis to make complex compounds out of simpler ones
Egestion excreting unusable or undigested material from a cell
Metabolism chemical processes occurring within a living cell
Organism An individual living thing
Heterotrophic an organism that consumes other organisms in a food chain
Eukaryote
Unicellular organism that consists of a single cell
Taxonomy naming groups of biological organisms on the basis of shared characteristics
Chordate any of a phylum
Multicellular many cells in an organism
Prokaryote any organism that lacks a distinct nucleus and other organelles due to the absence of internal membranes
Genus a class of items such as a group with similar traits, qualities, or features
Binomial nomenclature scientific naming of species whereby each species get a name of two parts. The first is the genus while the second is the specific name
Autotrophic An organism capable of synthesizing its own food
Asexual someone who is neither male nor female, or that is without sex. How plants reproduce
Regulation The adaption of form or behavior of an organism to changed conditions
Kingdom taxonomic rank that is composed of smaller groups
Created by: JaredLora