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Adaptations Vocab

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Physical Characteristics a feature of an animal that is primarily (mostly) sensory; a trait
Adaptation an inherited trait that helps a species survive in it's enviornment
inherited passed on genetically or received from an ancestor
physiological adaptation an adaptation that involves a body parts job of controlling a life process
gene basic unit of heredity
acquired trait learned trait (ie. language). It is a result of our environment
inherited trait characteristic resulting from an organisms interaction with the environment
hibernation sleeplike state during which breathing and heart rates slow down.
estivation similar to hibernation (shorter duration)
migration movement from one place to another for different part of the year
territory space that an animal defends or protects against other animals of it's own kind
primates an order of mammals in the animal kingdom
ancestor a parent organism from which an offspring descended
evolution the process by which life forms change over a number of generations
bipedal walking upright (on two feet)
extinct no longer existing
adapt development of physical and behavioral characteristics that allow organisms to survive and reproduce in thier habitats
Created by: TMoar