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Vocab Module 12

Module 12 Vocab Exploring Creation with Biology

Exoskeleton Body covering, typically made of chitin, that provides support and protection
Molt To shed an old outer covering so that it can be replaced with a new one
Thorax Body region between the head and abdomen
Abdomen Body region posterior to the thorax
Cephalothorax Body region composed of the head and thorax fused together
Compound eye Eye made of many lenses, each with a very limited scope
Simple eye Eye with only one lens
Open circulatory system Circulatory system that allows the blood to flow out of the blood vessels and into various body cavities so that the cells are in direct contact with the blood
Statocyst Organ of balance in a crustacean
Gonad General term for the organ that produces gametes
Complete metamorphosis Insect development consisting of four stages: egg, larva, pupa, and adult
Incomplete metamorphosis Insect development consisting of three stages: egg, nymph, and adult
Created by: michelemegna