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Metabolism
The sum of all processes in an organisms that sustain the organism's life functions.
Anabolism
All the processes in an organism which use energy and simple chemicals to build larger chemicals and structure necessary for life.
Catabolism
All the processes in an organisms which break down chemicals to produce energy and simple chemicals.
Photosynthesis
The process where green plants (and some other organisms) use the sun's energy to produce their own food.
Herbivores
Organisms that eat only plants.
Carnivores
Organisms that eat only other organisms.
Omnivores
Organisms that eat both plants an other organisms
Producers
Organisms that produce their own food.
Consumers
Organisms that eat living producers and/or other consumers for food.
Decomposer
Organisms that break down dead remains of other organisms.
Autotrophs
Organisms that are able to make their own food.
Heterotrophs
Organisms that depend on other organisms for their food.
Asexual Reproduction
Reproduction accomplished by a single organism.
Sexual Reproduction
Reproduction that requires two organisms.
Inheritance
The process by which characteristics are passed down from parent to offspring.