The Characteristics of Life

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Explain the term 'metabolism'
The sum of all the chemical reactions in an organism.
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Explain what is meant by 'continuity of life'
Living things arise from other living things of the same type.
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Explain what is meant by 'spontaneous generation'
Living things arise from non-living matter.
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Define 'life'
The possession of all the following characteristics: organisation, nutrition, excretion, response, reproduction.
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'Living things are composed of cells, tissues, organs and organ systems.' What characteristic of life defines this statement?
Organisation
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Explain the term 'nutrition'
The way living things obtain and use food.
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Which statement best describes the term 'excretion'?
The removal of waste products of metabolism from the body.
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What is meant by the term 'response'?
The way in which living things react to changes in their environment or surroundings.
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What characteristic of life is defined as 'the production of new individuals'?
Reproduction
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