scinece vocab vocab chapter 1

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fossil

a trace of ancient organism tht has been preserved in rock or other substance

prokaryote

an organism whose cells lack a nucleus and some other structures

nucleus

the dense area in a eukaryotic cell that contains...

eukaryote

an organism whose cells contain a nucleuiq

classification

the process of grouping things based on their similarites

taxonomy

the scientifc study of how living things are classified

binomial nomenclature

the system for naming organisms in which each organism is given a unique two-part scientific name indicating its genus and its specie

genus

a classification grouping that consists of a number ofsimilar closely related species

evolution

the process by which species gradually change over time

organism

a living thing

cell

the basic unit of structure and function in an organism

homeostasis

the maintence of stable conditions

autotroph

an organism that makes its own food

controlled experiment

an experiment in which all factors are identical except one

spontaneous generation

the mistaken idea that living things arise from nonliving sources

response

an action or change in behavior that occurs as a result

multicellular

consisting of many cells

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