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Chapter 5 Vocab List
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There are many different types of species.
A group of living organisms consisting of similar individuals capable of exchanging genes or interbreeding.
Fossils help us discover history.
The remains or impression of a prehistoric organism preserved in petrified form or as a mold or cast in rock.
Adaptation is key to survival.
The action or process of adapting or being adapted.
All species go through the process of evolution.
The process by which different kinds of living organisms are thought to have developed and diversified from earlier forms during the history of the earth.
The scientific theory is an explanation.
A well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world that is acquired through the scientific method, and repeatedly confirmed through observation and experimentation.
Natural selection is a process organisms go through.
The process where organisms adapted to their environment tend to survive and produce more offspring. The theory of its action was first fully expounded by Charles Darwin and is now believed to be the main process that brings about evolution.
Different species have different variations.
A change or difference in condition, amount, or level, typically with certain limits.
Homologous structure is like an organ.
A homologous structure is an example of an organ or bone that appears in different animals, underlining anatomical commonalities demonstrating descent from a common ancestor. In other words, it's when very different animals have bones that appear very similar in form or function and seem to be related.
A branching tree is a diagram.
A diagram that shows how scientists think different groups are related.
A fossil record is a term
A term used to refer to the total number of fossils that have been discovered, as well the information.
Species that no longer are alive are classified as extinct.
No longer living.
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