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prentice hall biology chapter 10

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surface area
the extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary
volume
the amount of space an object takes up
diffusion
the act of dispersing or diffusing something
chromosome
a threadlike body in the cell nucleus that carries the genes in a linear order
chromatin
the readily stainable substance of a cell nucleus consisting of DNA and RNA and various proteins
tissue
a part of an organism consisting of an aggregate of cells having a similar structure and function
organ
several types of body tissues that together form a function
organ systems
a group of organs that work together in performing vital body functions