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Characteristic vocab

Term Definition
Heredity The passing of genetic traits from parent to offspring.
Metabolism A relationship between two in witch both species beneifit.
Asexual reproduction reproduction that does not involve the union of sex cells and in which one parent produces offspring that are genetically identical to the parent.
Producer an organism
Consumer a person who purchases goods and services for personal use
Decomposer a device or installation that is used to break down a chemical substance.
Scavenger an animal that feeds on carrion, dead plant material, or refuse
Stimulus a thing or event that evokes a specific functional reaction in an organ or tissue
Sexual reproduction the production of new living organisms by combining genetic information from two individuals of different types (sexes)
Homeostasis the tendency toward a relatively stable equilibrium between interdependent elements, especially as maintained by physiological processes.
Cell a small room in which a prisoner is locked up or in which a monk or nun sleeps.
Response a verbal or written answer.

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