The process by which a living organism takes energy from its surroundings and uses it to sustain itself, develop, and grow
The process by which an organism uses the energy from the sun the produce its own food
Organisms that are able to produce their own food
Organisms that cannot make their own food and must obtain it from other organisms
The process by which food is converted into useable energy for life functions
The tendency of living organisms to control or regulate changes in their internal environment
The movement of moleclues from an area of high concentration to an area of low concentration
The diffusion of water across a selectively permeable membrane
An organism that allows its internal concentration of salts to change in order to match the external concentration of salts in the surrounding water
An organism that regulates its internal concentration of salts
An organism whose body temperature changes with its surrounding environment
An organism whose body temperature is controlled by its surrounding environment
An animal that mantains a controlled internal body temperature using its own heating and cooling mechanisms
An organism whose internal body temperature is a result of internal sources of heat
Reproduction accomplished by a single organism
Reproduction that involves the union of gametes from two organisms: a male and a female
Identifying an organism by its genus and species name
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