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Organism an individual animal, plant, or single-celled life form.
Biotic/Abiotic Biotic factors are all of the living organisms within an ecosystem. Abiotic factors are all of the non-living things in an ecosystem.
Unicellular consisting of a single cell characterized by the formation or presence of a single cell or cells.
Multicellular having or consisting of many cells
Prokaryotic (cell)prokaryote is a unicellular organism that lacks a membrane-bound nucleus (karyon), mitochondria, or any other membrane-bound organelle.
Eukaryotic (cell)contain a nucleus surrounded by a membrane and whose DNA is bound together by proteins (histones) into chromosomes.
Binomial Nomenclature the system of nomenclature in which two terms are used to denote a species of living organism, the first one indicating the genus and the second the specific epithet.
Kingdom The highest classification into which living organisms are grouped
Prefix(es) is a letter or series of letters attached to the beginning of a word, word base, or suffix to produce a derivative word with a new meaning
Homeostasis the tendency toward a relatively stable equilibrium between interdependent elements, especially as maintained by physiological processes.
Excretion the process of eliminating or expelling waste matter
Sysnthesis the composition or combination of parts or elements so as to form a whole
Respiration intake of oxygen and the release of carbon dioxide from the oxidation of complex organic substances.
Transport The movement of ions or molecules across a cell membrane in the direction opposite that of diffusion, that is, from an area of lower concentration to one of higher concentration
Autotrophic Autotrophic nutrition means that simple inorganic substances are taken in and used to synthesise organic molecules
Heterotrophic (nutrition) nutrition obtained by digesting organic compounds
Egestion The act or process of voiding or discharging undigested food as faeces
Reproduction the production of offspring by a sexual or asexual process
Metabolism the chemical processes that occur within a living organism in order to maintain life.
Unit In physics and metrology, units are standards for measurement of physical quantities that need clear definitions to be useful. Reproducibility of experimental results is central to the scientific method. A standard system of units facilitates this.
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