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1-3 Studying Life

Chapter 1 The Science Of Biology, 1-3 Studying Life
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Biology
Science that seeks to understand the living world
Cell
Collection of living matter enclosed by a barrier that separates the cell from it's surroundings; basic unit of all forms of life
Sexual Reproduction
Process by which two cels from different parents unite to produce the first cell of a new organism
Asexual Reproduction
Process by which a single parent reproduces by itself
Metabolism
Set of chemical reactions through which an organism builds up or breaks down materials as it carries out it's life processes
Stimulus
A signal to which an organism responds; any kind of detectable signal that carries information
Homeostasis
Process by which organisms maintain a relatively stable internal environment
Evolution
Change in a kind of organism over time; process by which modern organisms have descended from ancient organisms