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species

A group of organisms that can mate with each other and produce off springs.

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autotroph

An organism that makes its own food.

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adaptation

A characteristic that helps and organism survive its environment.

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carnivore

Animals that eat other animals.

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phylum

Major group biologists classify organisms into.

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vertebrate

Animal that has a back bone.

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heterotroph

An organism that can't make its own food.

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sexual reproduction

Creating a new organism from the joining of two cell male and female chactistics from both

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budding

A way to reproduce by the larva sticking to the parent then breaking off.

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Omnivore

Eat both animals and plants.

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Invertebrate

An animal that doesn't have a back bone.

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Cnidarian

Phylum containing animals that have stinging cells .

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polyp

Shaped like vase with mouth at top!

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Medusa

Free swimming cnidarian with mouth open downward.

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reef

Contains the bodies of thousands of coral polyps, which build up on each other.

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asymmetry

When it is no symmetrical.

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radial symmetry

Many lines go through the center point.

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Bilateral symmetry

The object can be divided into a half so the other side is mirror.

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regeneration

How an organism can regrow a certain part of its body if it gets cut off.

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parasite

An organism that lives inside another organism.

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planarian

A planarian is a non parasitic flat worm.

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host

The organism that the parasite lives in or on.