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Ruth - Science Chapter 3

Vocabulary for Unit 3
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unique
one of a kind
diversity
a wide range of unique features in a group
parasite
an organism that lives in or on another organism, acquiring materials from it and harming it
gestation
the development of an offspring inside its mother's body before being born
navigate
to find the way from one place to another
echolocation
to navigate or locate objects by sending out and receiving sounds
pheromone
a chemical substance that is released by an organism for the purpose of communication and behavioral change
thrive
to grow and reproduce
extinct
no longer existing
endangered species
a species that is nearly extinct
fossil
the physical remains or imprint of an organism that lived in the distant past
metamorphosis
a developmental change in shape or form of an animal