the study of the form, shape, and appearance of an animal.
deals with the features that can be seen with the unaided eye.
deals with the features that can only be seen with magnification.
The study of the functions of the cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems of the living organism.
The most basic structure of an animal and is considered the building block from which an animal's body is made.
specialized in structure and function by activating and suppressing their genes in selective and unique ways.
A group of cells that are alike in activity and structure.
Groups of tissues that perform specific functions.
lines the body's surface, openings, and tubes in the body, such as blood vessels
protects the body from things such as the sun's ultraviolet rays and bacteria.
composed of flat cells.
composed of cube-shaped cells
composed of cells that resemble columns or pillars.
To connect one organ or tissue to another
Loose connective tissue
found beneath the skin and supports the epithelium.
attach muscles to bone.
connect one bone to another at a joint.
A firm but pliable tissue that forms portions of a vertebrate's skeleton.
Living structures that grow and are able to repair themselves if damaged.
transport nutrients and oxygen
liquid part of the blood.
Red blood cells
transport nutrients, oxygen, carbon dioxide, and wastes.
White blood cells
aid in fighting infection
Important in blood clotting