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Zoology Vocabulary. 4 th Grade. Zoology. The study of animals. Vertebrate. An animal that has a vertebral column or backbone. Endoskeleton. A skeleton located inside the body. Homeotherm. An animal that is warm-blooded

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zoology
Zoology
  • The study of animals
vertebrate
Vertebrate
  • An animal that has a vertebral column or backbone
endoskeleton
Endoskeleton
  • A skeleton located inside the body
homeotherm
Homeotherm
  • An animal that is warm-blooded
  • Body temperature remains constant regardless of surrounding temperatures
poikilotherm
Poikilotherm
  • An animal that is cold-blooded
  • Body temperature changes to match the surrounding temperatures
warm blooded
Warm-Blooded
  • Homeotherm
  • Body temperature remains constant regardless of surrounding temperatures
cold blooded
Cold-Blooded
  • Poikilotherm
  • Body temperature changes to match the surrounding temperatures
invertebrate
Invertebrate
  • An animal that does not have a vertebral column or backbone
arthropods
Arthropods
  • A phylum of invertebrates with segmented bodies, jointed legs, & an exoskeleton
  • They molt as they grow
exoskeleton
Exoskeleton
  • A skeleton located outside the body
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Molt
  • To shed the outer skeleton
insects
Insects
  • A class of arthropods with 3 body segments, 3 pairs of legs, 1 or 2 pairs of wings, & 1 pair of antennae
arachnids
Arachnids
  • A class of arthropods with 2 body segments, 4 pairs of legs, fangs, & no antennae
metamorphosis
Metamorphosis
  • The changing of an animal’s body form during its life cycle
larva
Larva
  • The young of amphibians and fish, like frogs
  • The young of insects that go through complete metamorphosis, like butterflies & beetles
nymph
Nymph
  • A young insect that looks like its parent but lacks some of the body parts it will have as an adult
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Pupa
  • The stage in complete metamorphosis where an insect’s body is changing completely & developing new structures
herbivore
Herbivore
  • An animal that eats only plants
carnivore
Carnivore
  • An animal that eats only meat (other animals)
omnivore
Omnivore
  • An animal that eats plants and other animals
detritivore
Detritivore
  • An animal that eats only dead plants & animals
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