Unit 14 vocabulary words

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UNIT 14 VOCABULARY (Classifying Organisms)
1) Autotrophic: Manufactures own food from inorganic
substances.
2) Heterotrophic: Organism that cannot synthesize its own food
and is dependent on complex substances for nutrition.
3) Domain: Highest classification organisms (Eukaryota,
Bacteria, Archaea).
4) Kingdom: A major category in biological taxonomy that ranks
above phylum and below domain (plant, animal, protists, fungi,
archaebacteria, eubacteria).
5) Cell: Basic structural and functional unit of all organisms
6) Nucleus: Structure at the center of the cell which contains
the genetic material.
7) Organism: Individual living system that is capable of
reproduction, growth and response to stimuli
8) Multicellular: Having or consisting of many cells.
9) Unicellular: An organism consisting of one cell
10) Eukaryotic: Single celled or multicellular organism whose
cells contain a nucleus.
11) Prokaryotic: An organism characterized by the absence of a
membrane bound nucleus.
12) Reproduction: Process by which a plant or animal produces
one or more new individuals similar to itself
13) Sexual reproduction: Interaction of two organisms to
produce offspring (2 parents).
14) Asexual reproduction: Involving one parent.
15) Taxonomic: Classifying groups of organisms based on their
common characteristics
UNIT 14 VOCABULARY (Classifying Organisms)
1) Autotrophic: Manufactures own food from inorganic
substances.
2) Heterotrophic: Organism that can not synthesize its own
food and is dependent on complex substances for nutrition.
3) Domain: Highest classification organisms (Eukaryota,
Bacteria, Archaea).
4) Kingdom: A major category in biological taxonomy that ranks
above phylum and below domain (plant, animal, protists, fungi,
archaebacteria, eubacteria).
5) Cell: Basic structural and functional unit of all organisms
6) Nucleus: Structure at the center of the cell which contains
the genetic material.
7) Organism: Individual living system that is capable of
reproduction, growth and response to stimuli
8) Multicellular: Having or consisting of many cells.
9) Unicellular: An organism consisting of one cell
10) Eukaryotic: Single celled or multicellular organism whose
cells contain a nucleus.
11) Prokaryotic: An organism characterized by the absence of a
membrane bound nucleus.
12) Reproduction: Process by which a plant or animal produces
one or more new individuals similar to itself
13) Sexual reproduction: Interaction of two organisms to
produce offspring (2 parents).
14) Asexual reproduction: Involving one parent.
15) Taxonomic: Classifying groups of organisms based on their
common characteristics
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