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Scales
Thin, overlapping plates that form a protective outer covering on fish, reptiles, and the legs of birds
Integumentary System
Largest organ system of an animal, consisting of skin, hair, and nails
Cartilage
Rubbery, fibrous, dense connective tissue;harder than ligaments, softer than bone
Gill
Respiratory organ in aquatic animals, filters oxygen from water
Barbels
Whisker like projections that help find food in murky water
Nicitating Membrane
Moves across eyeball for protection
Carapace and Plastron
Respective top and bottom parts of a turtle or tortoise's shell
Yolk
Yellow nutrient-containing sac in egg that supports growth of embryo
Monotreme
Most primitive and only egg-laying mammals
Marsupial
Mammal that gives birth to under-developed young and stores them in pouch on abdomen
Hair
Filamentous outgrowth of epidermis
Incubate
To maintain eggs at optimum conditions for growth
Altricial and Precocial Young
Require care and don't require care at birth, respectively
Medulla Oblongata
Part of brain stem that connects brain to spinal cord and is responsible for breathing, heart rhythms, and swallowing
Jacobson's Organ
Odor detecting organ in the mouths of snakes