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Unit A chap.3 Vocabulary
Adaptation: inherited trait that helps a species survive in its environment
Evolution: process that results in changes in genetic makeup of a species
Natural Selection: organisms best adapted to their environment will be most
likely to survive
Structural Adaptation: an adaptation that involves body parts or color
Population: organisms of one species that live in a certain place
Stimulus: change in the environment of an organism that causes a response
Response: reaction of an organism to a change in the environment
Behavioral Adaptation: action that aids survival
Instinct: an inherited behavior
Reflex: automatic response to a stimulus
Physiological adaptation: an adaptation that involves a body parts job of
controlling a life process