section #1 vocab

section #1 vocab

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Term Definition
organisms A living thing
reproduction To produce offspring. The ability to reproduce is a characteristic all living things.
species A group of similar organisms that breed and produce fertile offspring in nature.
unicellular (you-knee-cell-you-lar) One-celled.
autotroph (auto-trof) an organism that makes its own food.
cell The smallest structural unit or "building block" of life.
characteristic A distinctive feature; a trait.
homeostasis (home-ee- oh-stay- sis) The maintenance of a balanced internalenvironment.
heterotroph (het-err- oh-trof) Organisms not able to make their own food.
Redi- experiment with meat and maggots proving life comes from life
Pasteur- experiment with broth and bacteria proving life comes from life
Hooke- first to recognize cells under a microscope
Leeuwenhoek- first to see moving organisms under a microscope
Schleiden- all plants made of cells
Schwan- all animals made of cells
Virchow- new cells come from cells that already exist
Cell Theory- 1. All living organisms are made of cells2. Cells are the basic unit of structure and function in living organisms3. All cells are produced from other cells

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