Biology Key Word Definitions (N)

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What is the natural classification system?
Classification system based on the similarities between different living organisms.
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What is natural selection?
The process by which evolution takes place. Organisms produce more offspring that the environment can support so only those which are most suited to their environment - the 'fittest' - will survive to breed and pass on their useful characteristics.
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What is negative pressure?
A system when the external pressure is lower than the internal pressure.
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What is a nerve?
Bundles of hundreds or even thousands of neurons.
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What is net movement?
The overall movement of......
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What is a neuron?
A basic cell of the nervous system which carries minute electrical impulses around the body.
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What is nitrate ion?
Ion which is needed by plants to make proteins.
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What does non-renewable mean?
Something which cannot be replaced once it is used up.
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What is the nucleus of a cell?
An organelle found in many living cells containing the genetic information.
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