Chapter 1: What is Biology?

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What is Biology?

It s the "branch of science" that deals with "living organisms and their vital processes".

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Define Sensitivity.

It is the property of living organisms that "result in an appropriate response to a stimulus" (change).

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Define Movement.

It is the "physical characteristic" of an organism.

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Define Reproduction.

It is the process in which "new offsprings are produced" by the parent.

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Define Respiration.

It is the "release of energy" by the "breakdown of food substances" like glucose into carbon dioxide and water.

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Define Excretion.

It is the "removal of metabolic waste products" that have been produced as a result of processes occurring inside the cells of organisms.

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Define Nutrition.

It is the "food required for correct mechanism of body".

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Prokaryotae

________: the bacteria.

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