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Botany Quiz 3

Term Definition
nectar sugar-rich liquid produced by plants and used as a food source for insects
carnivores Animals that eat other animals
sepals Part of the flower of angiosperms (flowering plants). Usually green, sepals typically function as protection for the flower in bud, and often as support for the petals when in bloom
anatomy The study of the different parts and organs of living things
composite flowers look like one flower, but have many flowers on a disk. A daisy is an example.
stamen The male part of the flower that makes pollen. It is a stalk, containing the filament and anther
style The top part of the pistil or carpel, which contains a sticky head
herbivores Animals that eat plants
dissect to carefully cut something apart in order to study its inside parts
calyx The name given to the structure formed by all the sepals
ovules The part of the carpel that contains the eggs
filament The pole section of the stamen
corolla The name given to the structure formed by all the petals of a flower
carnivorous The word used to describe a living thing which consumes meat
anther The top part of the carpel that contains the eggs
ovary The top part of the carpel that contains the eggs
carpel The female part of the flower located in the center
stigma The top part of the pistil or carpel, which contain a sticky head

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