4.2 Animal Biology Terms
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The branch of biology that deals with the structure of organisms.
A piece of the skeleton of a vertebrate.
That which is related to the heart
A firm but pliant type of tissue forming portions of the skeleton
The pulsatory movement of blood in the body
The changes that food undergoes within the digestive tract to prepare it for absorption and use in the body.
Cellular tissue covering all the free body surfaces, cutaneous, mucous, and serous,including the glands and other structures derived therefrom
Located or seen on the outside.
The region of the tarsal joint in the hind leg of a horse or other quadruped, corresponding to the angle in people.
Existing or located on the inside
Any tough, dense, fibrous, band that connects bones or supports viscera.
Refers to an animal that has only one stomach or stomach compartment, such as swine.
Type of tissue that contains cell material with the specialized ability to contract and relax.
A distinct part of a plant or animal that carries on one or more particular functions
The science that deals with the function of a plant or animal's body and its organs, systems, tissues, and cells.
The organs of the body, either male or female, concerned with producing offspring
In animals, the act of breathing.
Any one of a class of animals including sheep, goats, and cattle that have multiple stomachs.
The strong tissue terminating a muscle and attached to a bone, for leverage purposes; usually a dense, cord-like structure or various thicknesses.
Groups of cells working together to carry out a common function, such as muscle tissue, connective tissue, and epithelial tissue.
Animals with a spinal column or backbone, such as fishes, birds, mammals, and so forth.
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