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General science terms

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abiotic
Describes the nonliving part of the environment, including water, rocks, light, and temperature
biotic
Living organisms, includes plants, bacteria, animals, and fungus
organic
Part of an living organism (even if the organism is now dead)
inorganic
Not formed from living things or the remains of living things
in vivo
within the living body
greenhouse gasses
Gasses such as carbon dioxide, methane and water vapor that trap heat in the Earth's atmosphere and affect Earth's climate.
climate change
Change in global or regional climate patterns, usually refering to the 20th century onwards and attributed largely to the increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide produced by the use of fossil fuels.
Prokaryotes
Simple, single celled organisms (bacteria and archea)
Eukaryotes
Cells with multiple organelles, including a defined nucleus (plants, animals, fungus)
GMO
Genetically modified organism created by taking DNA from one organism and putting that DNA of what can be a very different organism.
antibiotic resistant bacteria
Some bacteria develop the ability to neutralize the antibiotic before it can do harm, others can rapidly pump the antibiotic out, and still others can change the antibiotic attack site so it cannot affect the function of the bacteria resulting in bacteria that survive and reproduce instead of dying.