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bilateral symmetry
body parts arranged in a similar way on both sides of the body with each half being a mirror image of the other.
radial symmetry
body parts arranged in a circle around a central point.
carnivore
animal that eats only animals or the remains of other animals.
herbivore
animal that eats only plants or parts of plants.
omnivore
animal that eats plants and animals or animal flesh.
vertebrate
animal with a backbone
invertebrate
animal without a backbone.
exoskeleton
thick, hard outer covering that protects and supports arthropod bodies and provides places for muscles to attach.
endoskeleton
supportive framework of bone and/or cartilage that provides an internal framework for muscle attachment and protects an invertebrate's internal organs
metamorphosis
process in which many insect species change their body form to become adults; can be complete (egg, larvae, pupae, adult) or incomplete (egg, nymph, adult).
hibernation
cyclic response of inactivity andslowed metabolism that occurs during periods of cold temperatures and limited food supplies.
mammal
endothermic invertebrates that have hair, teeth specialized for eating certain foods, and whose females have mammary glands that produce milk for feeding their young.