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Apologia Biology - Module 15: Kingdom Plantae: Physiology and Reproduction

Vocabulary from Module 15 of Apologia Educational Ministries' High School Biology course Exploring Creation With Biology by Dr. Jay Wile and Marilyn F. Durnell (1st edition).

CohesionThe phenomenon that occurs when individual molecules are so strongly attracted to each other that they tend to stay together, even when exposed to tension
FruitA mature ovary which contains a seed or seeds
GravotropismA growth response to gravity
HormonesChemicals that affect the rate of cellular reproduction and the development of cells
Imperfect flowersFlowers with either stamens or carpels, but not both
LoamA mixture of gravel, sand, silt, and clay
Nastic movementMovement in a plant caused by changes in turgor pressure
Perfect flowersFlowers with both stamens and carpels
PhototropismA growth response to light
PhysiologyThe study of life processes that occur in the daily life of an organism
PollinationThe transfer of pollen grains from the anther to the carpel in flowering plants
Pore spacesSpaces in the soil which determine how much water and air the soil contains
SeedAn ovule with a protective coating, encasing a mature plant embryo and a nutrient source
ThigmotropismA growth response to touch
TranslocationThe process by which organic substances move down the phloem of a plant

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