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Homeostasis The maintenance of stable internal conditions
autotroph organisms that make their own food
heterotroph organisms that do not make their own food
pseudopod a false foot used for feeding and locomotion in some protists
parasite an organism that lives on or in a host and causes it harm
hyphae the branching thread like tubes that make up the bodies of multicellular fungi
algal bloom the rapid growth of algae when nutrients in the water increase
unicellular a single celled organism
multicellular an organism with many cells
eukaryote an organism whose cells contain a nucleus
prokaryote an organism whose cells are lacking a nucleus
binary fission asexual reproduction where the cell divides into two identical cells
taxonomy the study of how living things are classified
virus a tiny, non-living particle that enters into your body and then reproduces
algae plant like protists
bacteriophage a virus that infects bacteria
endospore a thick walled resting cell that forms inside of a cell when conditions become harsh.
flagellum a whip-like structure that a cell uses for locomotion
cilia the hair like structures that a cell uses for locomotion
protozoan animal like protist
slime molds fungi-like protists
binomial nomenclature the Linneaus naming system
bacteria single celled organisms
spore a tiny cell that is able to grow into a new organism (helps to reproduce)
fungi eukaryotes, heterotrophs, cell wall, feed by absorbing their food and use spores to reproduce
conjucation sexual reprouction where two parent cells transfer genetic material on a bridge. The new bacteria then divides using binary fission.
active virus a virus that gets into your body, immediately attaches to a cell and starts to reproduce showing symptoms right away
hidden virus a virus that gets into your body but does not attach to a cell until the conditions are right for them to reproduce
lichen fungus and algae mutualism
paramecium type of protozoa
pathogen something that causes disease
Created by: edelsteins