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Pseudopod

A temporary, foot-like extension of a cell, used for locomotion or engulfing food.

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Nucleus

The region of a eukaryotic cell that containing the cells main DNA.

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Vacuole

A membrane-bounded "sac" within a cell.

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Ectoplasm

The thin, watery cytoplasm near the plasma membrane.

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Endoplasm

The dense cytoplasm found in the interior of many cells.

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Flagellate

A protozoan that propels itself using a flagellum.

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Pellicle

A firm, flexible coating outside the plasma membrane

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Chloroplast

An organelle containing chlorophyll for photosynthesis.

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Chlorophyll

A pigment necessary for photosynthesis.

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Eyespot

A light-sensitive region in certain protozoa.

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Symbiosis

A close relationship between two or more species where at least one benefits.

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Mutualism

A relationship between two or more species where all of them benefit.

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Commensalism

A relationship between two organisms of different species where one benefits and the other is neither harmed nor benefited.

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Parasitism

A relationship between two organisms of different species where on benefits and the other is harmed.

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Cillia

Harilike projections that extend from the plasma membrane and are used for locomotion.

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Spore

A reproductive cell with a hard, protective coating.

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Plankton

Tiny organisms that float in the water.

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Zooplankton

Tiny floating organisms that are either small animals or protozoa.

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Phytoplankton

Tiny floating photosynthetic organisms, primarily algae.

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Thallus

The body of a plant-like organism that is not divided into leaves, roots, and stems.

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Cellulose

A substance (made of sugars) that is common in the cell walls of many organisms.

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Holdfast

A special structure used by an organism to anchor itself.

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Sessile colony

A colony that uses holdfasts to anchor itself to an object.