Vocabulary Chapter 1 Terms - Josephine Segui - Josie Segui 1:1 biology the study of life organism anything that has or once had all the characteristics

Vocabulary Chapter 1 Terms - Josephine Segui - Josie Segui...

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Josie Segui 1:1 biology- the study of life organism- anything that has or once had all the characteristics of life organization- orderly structure shown by living things Growth- process that results in mass being added to an organism; may include a formation of new cells and new structures development- changes an organism undergoes in its lifetime before reaching its adult form reproduction- production of offspring species- group of organisms that can interbreed and produce fertile offsprings stimulus- any change in an organism’s internal or external environment that causes the organism to react response- organism’s response to a stimulus homeostasis- regulation of an organism’s internal environment to maintain conditions needed for life adaption- inherited characteristics of a species that develops over time in response to an environmental factor, enabling the species to survive 1:2 science- a body of knowledge based on the study of nature
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