science Vocabulary GED test

This is a short vocabulary list for basic science concepts included in the Science sub-test. Florida GED exam
STUDY
PLAY

Terms in this set (...)

process
a particular course of action intended to achieve a result
embryo
the developing human organism from about 2 weeks after fertilization through the second month
constant
a quantity that does not vary or change
conceive
become pregnant
transplant
(surgery) tissue or organ transplanted from a donor to a recipient
amoeba
small, one celled organism made of protoplasm that constantly changes shape
stimuli
something that causes a reaction
acid
any of various water-soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt. capable of neutralizing alkalis
compounds
combination of 2 or more elements
anti
against, opposing
expend
use up, consume fully
parasite
an animal or plant that lives in or on a host (another animal or plant)
host
an animal or plant that nourishes and supports a parasite
generalization
a statement that goes beyond the individual case and is applied to a broader group or situation
phenomenon
a fact or event which can be observed and/or documented
peak
the highest point (of something)
consumer
to eat or drink uyp, to absorb and engross.
synthetic
a compound made artificially by chemical reactions
niche
a position particularly well suited to the person who occupies it
decompose
to decay or to break down into basic elements
sufficient
Enough to fill a need
deficiency
Lack of an adequate quantity or number
conserve
(v.) to preserve; to keep from being damaged, lost, or wasted; to save
preserve
keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction
by products
something produced in addition to the main product
stress/strain
situation or factor causing exertion to the utmost, streched beyond normal limits.
susceptible
easily impressed emotionally
pseudo
false; deceptive, fake
distinguish
be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait
excretion
waste matter (as urine or sweat but especially feces) discharged from the body
adaptations
the behaviors and physical characteristics that allow organisms to live successfully in their environment
carnivore
any animal that feeds on flesh
herbivore
any animal that feeds chiefly on grass and other plants
omnivore
a person who eats all kinds of foods
saprophyte
an organism that feeds on dead organic matter especially a fungus or bacterium
hypothesis
assumption, theory requiring proof
involuntary
not done of one's own free will; automatic; unintentional; spontaneous
food chain
(ecology) a community of organisms where each member is eaten in turn by another member
evolution
change in a kind of organism over time; process by which modern organisms have descended from ancient simpler organisms
germinated
begin to grow
function
The special purpose something is used for.
reduce/decrease
lessen and make more modest
rapid
fast
indefinitely
for an unlimited length of time
cholesterol
steroid molecule present in the plasma membranes of animal cells
mono
One