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Biology Characteristics of Life/Microscope

9th grade Biology Honors Mr. Seally
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growth
increase in size
development
the process of an individual organism growing organically
homeostasis
the ability of a living thing to keep conditions inside its body constant
respiration
the process by which cells break down simple food molecules to release the energy they contain
regulation
the response of an organism to a changing environment in order to maintain homeostasis.
reproduction
the production of offspring
nutrition
obtained from food and used by our bodies for growth and maintaining good health
excretion
the bodily process of discharging waste matter
transport
to carry or move from one place to another
circulation
the movement of substances within the body
synthesis
a chemical reaction in which two or more simple substances combine to form a new, more complex substance
metabolism
set of chemical reactions through which an organism builds up or breaks down materials
organic
being or relating to or derived from or having properties characteristic of living organisms
inorganic
lacking the properties characteristic of living organisms
cells
the basic unit of all living things
death
the permanent end of all life functions in an organism or part of an organism
magnification
the ability to make things look larger than they are
resolution
the ability to clearly distinguish the individual parts of an object
micrometer
millionth of a meter
millimeter
one thousandth of a meter