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the science of life
Biology
a tiny structure with thin coverings called membranes
Cell
the process by which organisms make more of their own kind from one generation to then next
Reproductive
the sum of all of the chemical reactions carried out in an organism
Metabolism
the maintenance of stable internal conditions in spite of changes in the external environment
homeostasis
of inherited instructions for making proteins
Gene
the passing of traits from parent to offspring
Heredity
change in the DNA of a gene
Mutation
change in the inherited traits of species overtime
Evolution
a group of genetically similar organisms that can produce fertile offspring
Species
the process in which organisms with favorable are more likely to survive and reproduce
Natural selection
the science that studies the interactions of living organisms with one another and with the nonliving part of their environment
Ecology
A virus that destroys the immune system
HIV
growth disorder of cells that occurs when cells divide uncomfortably within the body
Cancer
a fatal disorder in which abnormally thick mucus builds up in many organisms, including the lungs
Cystic fibrosis
act of nothing or perceiving objects or events using the senses
Observation
an explanation that might be true a statement that can be rested by additional observations of experiments
Hypothesis
expected outcome of at least assuming the hypothesis is correct
Prediction
a relative measure of the hydrogen ion concentration within a solution
pH
planned procedure to test a hypothesis
Experiment
group in an experiment that receives no experimental treatment
Control group
the factor that is varied in an experiment
Independent variable
the variable that is measure in an experiment
dependent variable
a set of related hypotheses that have been tested and confirmed many times by many scientists
theory