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vocab words

antibiotic a chemical that kills bacteria or slows their growth without harming body cells
autotroph an organism that makes its own food
bacteriophage a virus that infects bacteria
binary fission a form of asexual reproduction in which one cell divides to form two identical cells
cyanbacteria also called blue-green alage
endospore a small rounded thick-walled resting cells that form inside a bacteria cell
epidemic where there is an infectious diease that spreads quickly through a population
parasite organisms that live on or in a host and causes it harm
pasteurization a process of heating food to a temperature that is high enough to kill most harmful bacteria without changing the taste of the food
protein coat protects the virus
decomposer an organism that breaks down chemicals from wastes and dead organisms and returns important materials to the soil and the water
symbiotic relationship a mutually beneficial relationship between two organisms
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