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Apologia Biology - Module 14: Kingdom Plantae: Anatomy and Classification (2nd edition)

Vocabulary from Module 14, from Apologia Educational Ministries' High School Biology Course Exploring Creation With Biology, by Dr. Jay Wile and Marilyn F. Durnell (2nd edition).


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BotanyThe study of plants
Perennial plantsPlants that grow year after year
Annual plantsPlants that live for only one year
Biennial plantsPlants that live for two years
Vegetative organsThe parts of a plant (such as stems, roots, and leaves) that are not involved in reproduction
Reproductive plant organsThe parts of a plant (such as flowers, fruits, and seeds) involved in reproduction
Undifferentiated cellsCells that have not specialized in any particular function
XylemNonliving vascular tissue that carries water and dissolved minerals from the roots of a plant to its leaves
PhloemLiving vascular tissue that carries sugar and organic substances throughout a plant
Leaf mosaicThe arrangement of leaves on the stem of a plant
Leaf marginThe characteristics of the leaf edge
Deciduous plantA plant that loses its leaves for winter
GirdlingThe process of cutting away a ring of inner and outer bark all the way around a tree trunk
Alternation of generationsA life cycle in which there is both a multicellular diploid form and a multicellular haploid form
Dominant generationIn alternation of generations, the generation that occupies the largest portion of the life cycle
PollenA fine dust that contains the sperm of seed-producing plants
CotyledonA "seed leaf" which develops as a part of the seed- it provides nutrients to the developing seedlings and eventually becomes the first leaf of the plant

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