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Vocab Module 14

Module 14 Vocab Exploring Creation with Biology

Botany Study of plants
Perennial plants Plants that grow year after year
Annual plants Plants that live for only one year
Biennial plants Plants that live for two years
Vegetative organs Parts of a plant that are not involved in reproduction
Reproductive plant organs Parts of a plant involved in reproduction
Undifferentiated cells Cells that have not specialized in any particular function
Xylem Nonliving vascular tissue that carries water and dissolved minerals from the roots of a plant to its leaves
Phloem Living vascular tissue that carries sugar and organic substances throughout a plant
Leaf mosaic Arrangement of leaves on the stem of a plant
Leaf margin Characteristics of the leaf edge
Deciduous plant Plant that loses its leaves for winter
Girdling Process of cutting away a ring of inner and outer bark all the way around a tree trunk
Alternation of generations Life cycle in which there is both a multicellular diploid form and a multicellular haploid form
Dominant generation In alternation of generations, the generation that occupies the largest portion of the life cycle
Pollen Fine dust that contains the sperm of seed-producing plants
Cotyledon "Seed leaf" which develops as a part of the seed - it provides nutrients to the developing seedling and eventually becomes the first leaf of the plant
Meristematic tissue Plant tissue that contains cells that are undifferentiated. Also contains cells that perform mitosis.
Petiole Attaches leaf blade to the stem
Vascular tissue Tissue used to carry water and dissolved material throughout the plant - Xylem and Phloem
Created by: michelemegna