Standard 10 Part 1

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adhesion

attraction between unlike molecules

angiosperms

flowering plant; bears its seeds within a layer of tissue that protects the seed

anther

flower structure in which haploid male gametophytes are produced

bromeliads

a tropical plant that usually lives in the air

capillary action

tendency of water to rise in a thin tube

carpel

innermost part of a flower that produces the female gametophytes

cone

in gymnosperms, a seed-bearing structure

cotyledons

seed leaf in a plant embryo

cross pollination

when pollen is transferred from an anther on one plant to the stigma on another. this method may produce a variety of hybrids

dicots

angiosperm whose seeds have two cotyledons

fibrous roots

part of a root system in which roots branch to such an extent that no single root grows larger than the rest

filament

a long, thin structure that supports an anther

flower

seed-bearing structure of an angiosperm

fruit

thick wall of tissue surrounding an angiosperm seed

germination

early growth stage of a plant embryo

grafting

use of a stem as a scion.

gravitropism

tendency of a plant to grow in direction in response to the force of gravity

gymnosperm

seed plant that bears its seeds directly on the surfaces of cones

monocots

angiosperm whose seeds have one cotyledon

nonvascular plants

plant that absorbs water and other substances directly thorugh its cells

ovary

in plants, a flower structure that contains one or more ovules from which female gametophytes are produced

petal

brightly colored structure just inside the sepals; attracts insects and other pollinators to a flower

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