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Protist

A protist is any eukaryotic organism that is not an animal, plant or fungus

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Heterotroph

an organism deriving its nutritional requirements from complex organic substances

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Eukaryote

an organism consisting of a cell or cells in which the genetic material is DNA in the form of chromosomes contained within a distinct nucleus

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Decomposer

an organism that decomposes things

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Parasite

a thing you dont want in your body

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Host

what parasites live in

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Fungi

mushrooms

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Spore

minute, typically one-celled, reproductive unit capable of giving rise to a new individual without sexual fusion

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Lichen

a composite organism that arises from algae or cyanobacteria living among filaments of multiple fungi in a symbiotic relationship

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Nonvascular plant

plants without a vascular system consisting of xylem and phloem

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Vascular plant

land plants that have lignified tissues for conducting water and minerals throughout the plant.

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Gymnosperm

a plant that has seeds unprotected by an ovary or fruit

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Angiosperm

a plant that has flowers and produces seeds enclosed within a carpel

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Photosynthesis

plants using sunlught to grow

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Cellular respiration

healing of cells

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Transpiration

the process of water movement through a plant and its evaporation from aerial parts

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Tropism

the turning of all or part of an organism in a particular direction in response to an external stimulus

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gravitopism

a turning or growth movement by a plant or fungus in response to gravity

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Phototropism

the orientation of a plant or other organism in response to light, either toward the source of light

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Asexual Reproduction

a type of reproduction by which offspring arise from a single organism

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Toxoplasmosis

a disease caused by toxoplasmas

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Malaria

A disease caused by a plasmodium parasite

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Giardia

An intestinal infection caused by a giardia parasite.