Marine Biology module 2 vocab

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Metabolism

The process by which a living organism takes energy from its surroundings and uses it to sustain itself, develop, and grow

Photosynthesis

The process by which an organism uses the energy from the sun the produce its own food

Autotrophs

Organisms that are able to produce their own food

Heterotrophs

Organisms that cannot make their own food and must obtain it from other organisms

Respiration

The process by which food is converted into useable energy for life functions

Homeostasis

The tendency of living organisms to control or regulate changes in their internal environment

Diffusion

The movement of moleclues from an area of high concentration to an area of low concentration

Osmosis

The diffusion of water across a selectively permeable membrane

Osmoconformer

An organism that allows its internal concentration of salts to change in order to match the external concentration of salts in the surrounding water

Osmoregulator

An organism that regulates its internal concentration of salts

Poikilotherm

An organism whose body temperature changes with its surrounding environment

Ectotherm

An organism whose body temperature is controlled by its surrounding environment

Homeotherm

An animal that mantains a controlled internal body temperature using its own heating and cooling mechanisms

Endotherm

An organism whose internal body temperature is a result of internal sources of heat

Asexual reproduction

Reproduction accomplished by a single organism

Sexual reproduction

Reproduction that involves the union of gametes from two organisms: a male and a female

Binomial nomenclature

Identifying an organism by its genus and species name

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