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respiratory system
organ system that brings oxygen to body cells and removes waste gas
circulatory system
organ system that moves blood through the body
excretory system
organ system that removes liquid waste
digestive system
organ system that breaks down food for fuel
nervous system
organ system that controls all other body systems
skeletal system
organ system made up of bones
muscular system
organ system made up of the muscles that move bones
metamorphosis
a process of changes in form during an animal's development
life span
how long an organsim can be expected to live
reproduction
the making of offspring
heredity
the passing of traits from parents to offspring
inherited behavior
a behavior that is inborn, not learned
instinct
a pattern of behavior that requires no thinking because it is programmed into an animal's brain
camouflage
an adaptation by which an animal can hide by blending in with it's surroundings
adaptation
a special trait that helps an organism survive
mimicry
when one organism imitates the traits of another