Introduction to Biology

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Chapter One Section one Define Biology Identify possible benefits from studying biology Summarize the chracteristics of Life
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Biology

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The science of life

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Organism

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Anything that has or once had all the characteristics of life

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Organization

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Orderly structure shown by living things

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growth

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Process that results inmass being added to an organism; may include formation of new cells and new structures

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development

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changes an organism undergoes in its lifetime before reaching its adult form

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reproduction

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production of offspring

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species

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group of organisms that can interbreed and produce fertile offspring

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stimulus

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any change in an organism's internal or external environment that causes the organism to react

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response

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organism's reaction to a stimulus

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homeostasis

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regulation of an organism's internal environment to maintain conditions needed for life

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adaptation

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inherited characteristic of a species that develops over time in response to an environmental factor, enabling the species to survive