How can we help?

You can also find more resources in our Help Center.

55 terms

Week 10 Flashcards

STUDY
PLAY
Cellular Processes
Processes that are carried out at the cellular level, but are not necessarily restricted to a single cell.
Passive Transport
Moving biochemicals and atomic or molecular substances across the cell membrane.
Active Transport
Movement of a substance against its concentration energy.
Abbreviate
To make shorter.
Abstinence
To obtain from.
Adulation
Obsequious flattery; excessive admiration or praise.
Adversity
A state, condition, or instance of serious or continued difficulty.
Aesthetic
Branch of philosophy dealing with the nature of beauty, art, and taste, and with the creation and appreciation of beauty.
Amicable
A spirit of friendliness; without serious disagreement or rancor.
Anachronistic
Pertaining to or containing an anachronism.
Anecdote
Short and amusing or interesting story about a real incident or person.
Anonymous
Without any name acknowledged, as that of author, contributor, ect.
Antagonist
A person who is opposed to, struggles against, or competes with another; opponent; adversary.
Arid
A region is said to be arid when it is characterized by a severe lack of available water.
Assiduous
Showing great care and perseverance.
Asylum
A shelter from danger or hardship.
Benevolent
Intending or showing kindness.
Camaraderie
The quality of affording easy familiarity and sociability.
Censure
Harsh criticism or disapproval.
Circuitous
Marked by obliqueness or indirection in speech or conduct.
Clairvoyant
Perceiving things beyond the natural range of the senses.
Diffusion
The process in which there is movement of a substance from an area of high concentration.
Osmosis
Diffusion of molecules through a semipermeable membrane from a place of higher concentration to a place of lower concentration.
Respiration
Rhe metabolic processes whereby certain organisms obtain energy from organic molecules; processes that take place in the cells and tissues during which energy is released and carbon dioxide is produced and absorbed by the blood to be transported to the lungs.
Mitochondria
Mitochondrion is a membrane-enclosed organelle found in most eukaryotic cells.
Kreb's Cycle
A series of enzymatic reactions in mitochondria involving oxidative metabolism of acetyl compounds to produce high-energy phosphate compounds that are the source of cellular energy.
Glycolysis
A metabolic process that breaks down carbohydrates and sugars through a series of reactions to either pyruvic acid or lactic acid and releases energy for the body in the form of ATP.
Photosynthesis
Synthesis of compounds with the aid of radiant energy (especially in plants).
Chloroplast
Plastid containing chlorophyll and other pigments; in plants that carry out photosynthesis.
Mitosis
Cell division in which the nucleus divides into nuclei containing the same number of chromosomes.
Acerbus, acris, acuere
Sharp, to sharpen, needle, bitter.
Aequare
To make equal or even.
Aevum
Age.
Ager, agri, agro
field.
Agere, actum, agitare
To act or to do something.
Alius
Other or something/someone else.
Alter
Other.
The cell cycle
Series of events that takes place in a cell leading to its division and duplication (replication).
Meiosis
Cell division that produces reproductive cells in sexually reproducing organisms
Permeability
The property of something that can be pervaded by a liquid
Hypotonic
Lacking normal tone or tension
Hypertonic
Tonicity is a measure of the osmotic pressure
Demagogue
Political leader who seeks support by appealing to popular passions and prejudices
Digression
A message that departs from the main subject
Diligent
Quietly and steadily persevering especially in detail or exactness
Discredit
Cause to be distrusted or disbelieved
Disdain
A feeling of contempt or scorn
Divergent
Tending to move apart in different directions
Emoathy
Understanding and entering into another's feelings
Altus
High
Ambulare
To walk
Amare, amor, amatum, amicus
To love
Anima
Life/mind
Annus
Year
Apparere
To be visible