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An individual form of life that is capable of growing, metabolizing nutrients, and usually reproducing. Organisms can be unicellular or multicellular.
A tiny hairlike projection on the surface of some cells and microscopic organisms, especially protozoans. Cilia are capable of whipping motions and are used by some microorganisms, such as paramecium, for movement.
A slender whiplike part extending from some single-celled organisms, such as the dinoflagellates, that moves rapidly back and forth to impart movement to the organism.
temporary projection / extension of the cytoplasm of certain cells or of certain unicellular organisms, such as amoebas; serves the purpose of locomotion (movement) and feeding. Pseudopods are often called "false foot".
An organism capable of synthesizing its own food from inorganic substances, using light or chemical energy.
An organism that cannot manufacture its own food and instead obtains its food and energy by taking in organic substances, usually plant or animal matter. All animals, protozoans, fungi, and most bacteria are heterotrophs.
Any of a large group of one-celled organisms (called protists) that live in water or as parasites. Many protozoans move about by means of appendages known as cilia or flagella.
the tendency of a fluid, usually water, to pass through a semipermeable membrane
a set of connected things or parts forming a complex whole
The structure of an animal or plant; especially as revealed by dissection and the separation of parts.
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