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What is a cell?
the basic unit of life
photosynthesis
the food making process that uses sunlight to produce sugar
nucleus
control center of a cell
diffusion
movement of molecules from higher to lower concentration.
fertilization
the process of and egg and a sperm joining.
community
all the population living together in the same place.
organism
a living thing that can carry out it's life activities on it's own
asexual
type of reproduction in which a new organism is produced from one parent.
organ
a group of differnent tissues working together to do a certain job.
mitosis
a division of a molecule into two while a cell is dividing.
chloroplast
green structure found in many cells of plant leaves and stems.
fermentation
a form of respiration w/o oxygen
chromosome
located in the nucleus of a cell; transfers info to the next generation of cells
passive transport
movement of material through a cell membrane w/o the use of energy
actice transport
movement of material through a cell membrane with the use of energy
osmosis
the diffusion of water through a cell membrane
osmosis
the diffusion of water through a cell membrane
repiration
release of energy
cell membrane
gives shape to the cell and controls what goes in and out of the cell
producer
takes in water and carbon dioxide and changes them into sugar and oxygen
mitochondria
where food is broken down and released as energy
cytoplasm
where most of the cell's life processes take place
vacuole
storage center in a cell
atoms
tiny particles that all matter is made up of
proteins
the group of carbon compunds needed for cell growth and repair
cell wall
stiff covering outside the cell membrane
interphase
the stage where a cell spends most of it's cycle
sexual reproduction
reproduction between two parents
meosis
the process when the nucleus of a sex cell divides twice
life cycle
the life stages of a living organism
egg
male sex cell
sperm
female sex cell