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Unit L7

Seeing Inside Cells

Unit L7 Focus Words

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noun – an sample that represents a larger group of things, often examined or analyzed

structure

noun – the basic form or support underlying something

function

noun – a use or purpose of something; what it does or is used for

organic

adjective – related to living things; carbon-based or naturally occurring

membrane

noun – a very thin, flexible layer that encloses something

fuel

noun – an energy source that feeds a living thing; food

osmosis

noun – movement through a partially permeable membrane

cycle

noun – cycle (noun) an period of time in which a set of events or phenomena is completed

producer

noun – a living thing that makes its own food through light and very simple substances

consumer

noun – an animal that eats other living things (like plants or other animals)

Do higher level consumers eat more plants or more animals?

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