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Vocabulary list #2

termDefinition
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 the case of multi cellular 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(LIVING THINGS).
Heterotrophic Made their own food.(Different).
Eukaryote(s) Is an organism whose cells contain a nucleus within a membrane.
Unicellular A single cell.
Taxonomy Is a branch of biology specializing in organizing living things.
Chordate(s) An animal of the large phylum Chordata, comprising the vertebrates together with the sea squirts and the lance lets.
Multicellular Many cells( of an organism or part).
Prokaryote(s) A microscopic single-celled organism that has neither a distinct nucleus with a membrane nor other specialized organelles.
Genus A principal taxonomic category that ranks above species and below family.
Binomial nomenclature The system of nomenclature in which two terms are used to denote a species of living organism, the first one indicating the genus and the second the specific epithet.
Autotrophic Type of nutrients(self feed).
Asexual (of reproduction) not involving the fusion of gametes.
Regulation Any process that modulates the frequency, rate or extent of a biological process.
Kingdom Is a taxonomic rank that is composed of smaller groups called phyla (or divisions, in plants).
Created by: selinne