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atom: (n) the fundamental unit of organic and inorganic materials, comprised of protons, neutrons, and electrons
bipedal: (adj) two-footed
empirical: (adj) based on observation
eukaryote: (n) an organism consisting of a cell or cells that have a nucleus
evolution: (n) a theory regarding the creation of species via natural selection and genetic inheritance
extinction: (n) the disappearance of a species
fossil: (n) an inorganic object resulting from the replacement of organic material with minerals and rock
genetics: (n) the science dealing with the hereditary transfer of DNA
genome: (n) the complete set of genetic instructions for an organism
hominid: (n) a member of a group including all modern and extinct humans and great apes and their most recent common ancestors
interglacials: (n, pl) the warmer cycles that occur between ice ages
nucleotides: (n, pl) the basic components of DNA, made up of the substances adenine, thymine, guanine, and cytosine
phylum: (n) the classification level that groups together all classes of organisms with the same body plan
prokaryote: (n) a single-celled organism with no nucleus, such as bacteria
proteome: (n) the proteins found in an organism over its life cycle
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synthesize: (v) to produce by combining various elements
taxonomy: (n) a system of classifying plants and animals by their natural relationships