13 terms

Chapter 3 Science Houghton Mifflin 4th grade

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embryo
a plant or animal in the earliest stages of development
life cycle
a series of stages that occur during the lifetime of a living thing.
germinate
the beginning growth of a new plant
life span
the length of time it takes an individual organism to complete its life cycle
stamen
the part of the flower that makes pollen
adult
an organism that is fully grown
egg
the first stage in the life cycle of most animals
larva
the second stage in complete metamorphosis
pupa
the third stage in complete metamorphosis
metamorphosis
the process in which some organisms change form during different stages of life
trait
a feature or characteristic of a living thing
nymph
the second stage in incomplete metamorphosis
inherited trait
a trait that is passed form parents to offspring through reproduction