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Absorbtion
The passage of soluble foods through a cell membrane.
Digestion
the life process in which food is broken-down into soluble (liquid form). Special chemicals called enzymes help to make the food soluble.
Nutrition
the life process of food-getting or food-making.
Growth
the process in which a living thing increases in size by using raw materials (food and water) to make more protoplasm.
Excretion
the process in which an organism gets ride of wastes. Living things have wastes in three forms: solid, liquid, gas.
Respiration
1. Oxygen enters the cell
2. Oxygen and soluble food combine in a burning process
(oxidation)
3. heat energy and wastes are given off (CO2)
-breathing is not the same as respiration.
Reproduction
the process in which a living thing produces more of its own kind. (sexual/asexual)
Circulation
the movement of soluble food, oxygen, and wastes around within an organism.
Sensitivity
the process in which a living thing reacts or responds to stimilus.
Locomotion
the movement from place ti place under ones own power.