CIE IGCSE Biology Flashcards: Characteristics of living organisms

Flashcards for the definitions of the seven characteristics of living organisms for Cambridge International Examinations IGCSE Biology.

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Nutrition
The taking in of nutrients which are organic substances and mineral ions, containing raw materials or energy for growth and tissue repair, absorbing and assimilating them.
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Excretion
The removal from organisms of toxic materials, the waste products of metabolism and substances in excess of requirements.
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Respiration
The chemical reactions that break down nutrient molecules in living cells to release energy.
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Sensitivity
The ability to detect or sense changes in the environment (stimuli) and to make responses.
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Reproduction
The processes that make more of the same kind of organism.
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Growth
A permanent increase in cell number or cell size or both.
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Movement
An action by an organism or part of an organism causing a change in position or place.
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The removal from organisms of toxic materials, the waste products of metabolism and substances in excess of requirements.

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Excretion

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The chemical reactions that break down nutrient molecules in living cells to release energy.

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Card 4

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The ability to detect or sense changes in the environment (stimuli) and to make responses.

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Card 5

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The processes that make more of the same kind of organism.

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