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extensive

covering a wide range

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fertilisation

joining of male and female cells to form a new cell that can become a new plant or animal

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flexibility

ability to do lots of different things

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function

what something does or is designed to do

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gene

tiny parts of animal and plant cells that control what is inherited. A gene is a section of DNA that does a particular job.

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generate

produce; bring into existence

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genetic

to do with the genes

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guidance

advice or help on what to do

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harvest

gather in a crop

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implant

insert in a living place

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inherit

get from parents at conception

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intermediate

coming between

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mature

fully grown and developed

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mesoderm

the middle of the three layers of an embryo, from which most of the muscles, bones and connective tissues develop

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neural

to do with nerves or brain

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organ

part of the body with a particular job to do

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placenta

organ that attaches the embryo or foetus to the mother in most mammals. It links the blood supply of the embryo to the blood supply of the mother, allowing the exchange of oxygen, nutrients, and waste products.

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population

the people or things living in a particular place

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potential

able to be used or developed

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property

a quality; a characteristic

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resource

something that is useful or valuable

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sac

a pouch within an animal or plant, often containing a fluid

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secrete

produce a substance in the body

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self-renewal

restoring itself to an original condition or replacing itself with new copies

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similar

nearly the same; of the same kind

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specialised

having a particular job to do; belonging to a particular organ of the body

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specimen

a sample

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sperm

the male cell that joins with an egg to produce new life

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stem cells

special cells that can develop into a number of different types of cells

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therapeutic

related to healing, and especially remedies for diseases;

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