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comp animals - 1. Vertebrate: an organism with a spinal...

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1. Vertebrate: an organism with a spinal column or backbone. 2. Invertebrate: an organism without a spinal column or backbone. 3. Carnivore: an organism with a diet primarily composed of meat. 4. Herbivore: an organism with a diet primarily composed of plants. 5. Omnivore: an organism with a diet composed of both plants and meat. 6. Dentition: The number of teeth and their formation in animals. 7. Sexual Dimorphism: Any physical discrepancies between males and females of a species, such as size or color. 8. Nocturnal: When an organism is active primarily during the night and sleeps during the day, such as bats. 9. Diurnal: When an organism is active primarily during the day and sleeps at night, such as humans. 10. Crepuscular: When an animal is active primarily during twilight, such as mice. 11. Scavenger: An animal that eats other animals that are already dead, such as vultures. 12. Carrion: The carcass of a dead animal, and the primary source of food for scavengers. 13. Gestation period: The length of an animals pregnancy, from conception to birth. 14. Altricial: A newborn animal that is completely dependent on its mother, such as a rabbits. 15. Precocial: A newborn animal that is partially dependent on its mother, such as a cow. 16. Anthropomorphism: Attributing human characteristics to animals, like when you consider a pet dog to be intelligent. 17. Animal Assisted Therapy: The use of animals to help humans improve physically and psychologically. 18. Zoonoses: Diseases that can be transferred from animals to humans, such as West Nile Virus. 19. Domestication: The process where humans turn wild animals into companion animals. 20. Reinforcement: To positively encourage an animal being trained when it does the desired behavior. 21. List the seven major categories of taxonomy in order from broadest to most
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