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CAPACITY
the maximum amount or number that can be contained or accommodated
CARNIVORE
a flesh-eating animal
CELL
the smallest structural and functional unit of an organism
(smallest unit that can be called living)
CELL DIVISION
the formation of two daughter cells from one parent cell, mitosis
CELL MEMBRANE
the structure that surrounds a cells and helps to control what things go into and out of the cell, plasma membrane
CELL RESPIRATION
metabolic processes which breaks down nutrients into usable energy
CELL WALL
structure that surrounds the plasma membrane of a plant cell, it provides structure and support
CHARACTERISTIC
a distinguishing trait, feature, quality or property
CHEMICAL CHANGE
a change in a substance resulting in an entirely different substance that has different properties from what substance you started with
CHEMICAL PROPERTY
chemical characteristics of a substance that distinguish it from other substances
CHEMICAL REACTION
process that involves rearrangement of the molecular or ionic structure of a substance, as opposed to a change in physical form or a nuclear reaction
CHEMOSYNTHESIS
a process by which some types of living things make their own food but without using sunlight. (synthesis of organic compounds (as in living cells) by energy derived from chemical reactions)