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reproduce
make more living things of its own kind
behavior
a way in which a living thing acts or responds to its surroundings
trait
a quality or characteristic of a living thing
inherited trait
a characteristic that a living thing gets from its parents or grandparents
acquired trait
a characteristic that a living things gets during its lifetime
learned behavior
a skill that that an animal or plane develops after it is born
species
a group of living organisms consisting of similar individuals capable of exchanging genes
resemble
to have qualities of features in common, especially in appearance, that make individuals look or seem alike
gene
the part of a cell that controls or influences the appearance or growth of a living thing
genetics
the scientific study of how genes control the characteristics of plants and animals
offspring
a person's child; the young of an animal or plant
physical characteristics
traits that can be observed or measured
instinct
a way of behaving, thinking, or feeling that is not learned