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Science

Protozoan

an animal-like protist

Eukaryote

an organism whose cells contain nuclei

Sarcodine

protozoans with pseudopods

Autotroph

an organism that makes its own food

Archaebacteria

bacteria that live under extreme conditions such as: high temperature, high salt content, and low oxygen

Eubacteria

a kingdom in the eubacterial domain

Contractile Vacuole

The cell structure that collects extra water from the cytoplasm and then expels it from the cell

Cilia

The hairlike projections on the outside of cells that move in a wavelike manner

Flagella

Long, threadlike structures that protrude from the cell's surface and enable movement

Pseudopods

A "false foot" or temporary bulge of cytoplasm used for feeding and movement in some protozoans.

Euglenoid

Green, unicellular algae that can be heterotrophs and have flagella

genus

a classification grouping that contains similar, closely related organisms

species

group of similar organisms that can breed and produce fertile offspring

classification

the process of grouping things based on their similarities

taxonomy

the scientific study of how living things are classified

Domain

highest level of organization

Heterotroph

an organism that cannot make its own food

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