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parasite
an animal that is helped by living with another kind of animal
annual
a plant that lives only one year
school
a group of one kind of fish that moves together
symbiosis
a special way in which two different kinds of animals like together
embryo
tiny part of a seed that can grow into new plant
consumer
a living thing that depends on producers for food
sepal
one of the leaflike parts that a flower bud and that is usually green
prey
the animal that predators humt and eat
classify
to sort into groups based on similarities and differences
reproduce
to make more of the same kind
spore
a tiny cell that can grow into a new plant
conifer
a plant that makes seeds inside cones
hibernate
to spend the winter in a state in which the body greatly slows down
pollen
tiny grains that make seeds when combined with a flower's eggs
fertilization
the combination of material from a pollen grain with an egg to form a seed
herbivore
a consumer that eats only producers (plant eaters)
instinct
a behavior that an animal has at birth and does not need to learn
host
an animal that is harmed by a parasite
stamen
part of the flower thst makes the pollen
ovary
bottom part of the pistil in which the seed forms
carnivore
a consumer that eats only producers (meat eaters)
pistil
part of the flower that makes the eggs that grow into seeds
pollination
the movement of pollen from a stamen to a pistil
prodoucer
a living thing that can use sunlight to make sugars
ovule
the inner part of an ovary that contains an egg
photosynthesis
the way in which green plants trap the sun's energy and use it to change carbon dioxide and water into sugar
response
a behavior caused by a stimulus
carbon dioxide
a gas in the air
migration
movement from one place to another when the seasons change
dormant
a resting ststte of a seed
protective coloration
colors or patterns on an animal that help keep the animal from being seen by the predators
predator
a consumer that hunts, kills, and eats other animals
evergreen
a plant that stays green all year, including firs, spruces, and pines
omnivore
a consumer that eats producers and consumers (plant and meat eater)
colony
a kind of animal group in which each member has a different job
monocot seed
a seed that has one seed leaf and stored food outside the seed leaf
dicot seed
a seed that has two seed leaves that contain stored food
nitrogen
a mineral that plants need to grow
adapted
made fit to live under certain conditions
behavior
the way a living thing acts
reflex
a simple, automatic behavior
stimulus
the cause of a behavior
chlorophyll
a green material in plants that traps energy from the sunlight asnd gives plants a green color
troop
a kind of group in which animals such as boboons live
decomposer
a consumer that puts materials from dead plants and animals back into the soil, air, and water
adaptation
a structure or behavior that helps a living thing live in its surroundings
food chain
that path energy and materials take in a community
pride
a group of lions
perennial
a plant that can live two years or more
pollution
the addition of harmful substances to a community
food web
the flow of energy and materials through food chains that are connected