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Biology is fascinating, important, and can be super fun. If you like to learn about biology, test yourself on some of these basic terms and definitions.
Last updated: October 6, 2016
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What is the name for an animal that doesn't have a backbone?
What is the name for an animal that eats other animals?
The name of what type of animal means 'Both ways of life'? (Hint: they can live in both on land and in water).
What is the word for when one species benefits at the expense of another species, without killing it?
What word describes organisms that live on dead or decomposed matter?
What word describes an organism that prefer high temperatures?
Not all microorganisms are bad, some are even beneficial, but what is the name for a microbe that specifically causes disease?
What is the name of an animal that does not cause disease itself but transmits disease causing microbes?
What type of blood vessels carry blood away from the heart?
What is the opposite of 'ventral'?
Many animals produce poison, but what is the name for poison that an animal specifically injects into another through biting or stinging?
What is the name for an organism that is both male and female?
What word is used to describe a species where male and female are separate?
'Erythrocyte' is the proper word for what?
Red blood cell
What word describes animals that lay eggs?
What word describes animals that give birth to live young?
What type of mollusc are slugs and snails? (Hint: the name literally means 'Stomach foot').
What is the word for an organism that can produce its own energy (such as from light or chemicals)?
What is the word for an organism that has to obtain its energy from elsewhere?
What are the wing-like lobes on the end of a whale's tail called?
Dec 23, 2018
very tough, but very nice. (somehow amphibian didnt accept, I must have written amphibious or very likely amfibian I allways forget english uses ph for f often)
Dec 23, 2018
Thank you, I can edit to accept amphibious.
Aug 2, 2020
I knew much more than my ability to spell allowed me to achieve, but a good tough quiz.
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