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Biollogy practice


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 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 an organism that eats other plants or animals for energy and nutrients
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 consisting of a single cell.
Taxonomy the branch of science concerned with classification, especially of organisms; systematics.
Chordate(s n animal of the large phylum Chordata, comprising the vertebrates together with the sea squirts and the lancelets
Multicellular 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 the bacteria and cyanobacteria
Genus a principal taxonomic category that ranks above species and below family, and is denoted by a capitalized Latin name
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 is an organism that produces complex organic compounds
Asexual- not involving the fusion of gametes.
Regulation the action or process of regulating or being regulated
Kingdom ach of the three traditional divisions (animal, vegetable, and mineral) in which natural objects have conventionally been classified.
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