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Life Cycles 4-11-12

Life Cycles Word List

gestation the process of mammals carrying their young in the womb where the fetus develops until it is born
larva a stage in the development of many insects where the caterpillar hatches from the egg
life cycle the stages in an organism's life that include birth, development, reproduction, and death
mammal an animal with a life cycle that includes three stages: before birth (gestation), youth, and adult
metamorphosis the change in shape and appearance of an insect or other animal at each stage of its life cycle
nymph a larva of an insect with incomplete metamorphosis
plant an organism with a life cycle that includes seed germination, growing to maturity, flowering, pollination and development of seeds, and seeds falling to the ground
pollination the transfer of a pollen grain to the egg-producing part of a plant
pupa the third (3) stage in the life cycle of an insect when it changes from a larva to an adult
reproduce organisms making more of their own kind
seed an undeveloped plant with stored food sealed in a protective covering
spore a reproductive cell of a nonflowering plant
tadpole the larva stage of a frog or toad
Created by: AHoldeman