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Define an Organism.

A living system with parts that work together to carry out the processes of life.


What is a Unicellular Organism?

An organism made up of only one cell.


What is a Multicellular Organism?

An Organism that is made up of more than one cell.


What is a Vertebrate?

An animal with a backbone.


What is an Invertebrate?

An animal without a backbone.


What are Fungi?

Organisms that usually obtain nutrients from dead or decaying matter and cannot carry out photosynthesis; nutrients are usually absorbed.


What is a Protist?

An organism that is neither plant nor animal, but shares many of the same characteristics of both; usually unicellular, but can be multicellular.


What is a Bacteria?

The most basic of all unicellular organisms; lacks a nucleus.


What Major Organs and Tissues are in the Muscoskeletal system?

Bones and muscles, as well as epithelial, muscle, nerv


What Major Organs and Functions of the Respiratory system?

Lungs, Esophagus, and Blood Vessels, and it is used to perform the gas exchange.


Define Cellular Differentiation.

The process by which a cell becomes specialized to perform a specific function.


What is Movement?

A change in the shape or figure of all or part of an organism; a characteristic of all living things.


Define Locomotion.

Movement that takes an object from one place in it's environment to another; a characteristic of animals, animal like protists, and some bacteria, but not plants or fungi.


What is an Organ?

Two or more tissues that work together to perform one or more functions.


What is an Organ System?

A group of organs that work together to perform related functions.