11 terms

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classification
the arrangement of things in groups of similar items
Linnaean system
a classification systemusefor for storing and finding information about living things
Animalia
the name of the kingdom that is made up of animals
Plantae
the name of the kingdom that is made up of plants
Fungi
the name of the kingdom of plant-like organisms that do not make their own food but take the nutrients they need from the environment
Protista
the kingdom of classification in which members often have traits of both plants and animals
Monera
the kingdom that includes bacteria
adaptation
a structure or feature of an organism that helps it meet a particular need in its natural habitat
genus
the first part of an organism's scientific name; a group of organisms that share major characteristics and are therefore closely related
species
the second part of an organism's scientific name that identifies one specific organism in the genus
dichotomus key
a guide used to identify an organism based on its characteristics