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Mrs. Colucci life cycle

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adult
fully-grown, mature organism
egg
first stage in the life cycle of most animals
embryo
plant or animal in the earliest stages of development
germinate
process in which a seed begins to grow into a new plant
insect
animal with six legs, a head, thorax, abdomen, and a hard outer layer, but no bones
larva
wormlike form that hatches from an egg; the second stage of an organism that goes through complete metamorphosis
life cycle
series of stages that occur during the lifetimes of all organisms
life span
length of time it takes for an individual organism to complete its life cycle
metamorphosis
process in which some organisms change form in different stages of their life cycles
nymph
second stage of an insect as it goes through incomplete metamorphosis
pupa
resting stage of some insects in which the larva changes to an adult
develop
to grow or reach the next stage in a life cycle