Biology Key Word Definitions (JKL)

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Who is Jean-Baptiste Lamarck?
A French biologist who developed a theory of evolution based on the inheritance of acquired characteristics.
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What is a kidney?
An organ which filters the blood and removes urea, excess salts and water.
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What is a kidney transplant?
Replacing failed kidneys with a healthy kidney from a donor.
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What is a kingdom?
The highest group in the classification system e.g. animals, plants.
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What is lactic acid?
One product of anaerobic respiration. It builds up in muscles with exercise. Important in yoghurt and cheese making processes.
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What is light energy?
Energy in the form of light.
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What is limiting factor?
Factor which limits the rate of a reaction, e.g. temperature, pH, light levels (photosynthesis).
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What is lipase?
An enzyme which breaks down fats and oils into fatty acids and glycerol.
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What is a lipid?
An oil or fat.
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What is a liver?
A large organ in the abdomen which carries out a wide range of functions in the body.
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