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Biology
the science that deals with all forms of life, including their classification, physiology, chemistry, and interactions.
Homeostasis-
the condition of a stable internal environment in an organism
Synthesis
the process of forming a complex compound through a series of one or more chemical reactions involving simpler substances
Respiration
the complete chemical and physical process in which oxygen is delivered to tissues or cells of the body and carbon dioxide and water are given off
Excretion
removal of waste from an organism body
Asexual
single individual produce offspring identical to the parent.
Sexual reproduction
two parents and the offspring is not identical to either parent.
Variable
Factor that is being tested
Scientific law
statement that describes some aspect of a phenomenon that is always true.
Light microscope
any device that uses light to produce an enlarged view of an object.
Magnification
ratio of the image size to the object size.
Simple microscope
magnifying glass
Compound microscope-
uses tow lenses. One lens is used to enlarge the image and the 2nd is to further magnify the image.
Resolution
ability of microscope to show two points those are close together as separate images.
Phase-contrast microscope
special type of compound microscope that allows details within living specimens to be seen without staining.
Stereomicroscope
- light microscope used to study surface structure of specimens
Microdissection-
tiny instruments used to perform various operations on living cells.
Chromatography
any technique that separates different substances from each other on the basis’s of their chemical or physical properties.
Spectrophotometry
method of using light to analyze samples.
Tissue Culture
Technique of of maintaining live cells or tissues in a medium outside the body
Electrophoresis
The technique for separating substances made up of particles that have an electrical charge.