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Surface anatomy

The study of the form and markings of the body surface.

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Surface anatomy

chloroplast

Anatomy; Surface anatomy

Tiny part of a cell in green plants and some algae. Photosynthesis takes place in chloroplast.

eye

Anatomy; Surface anatomy

The organ of sight. In humans and many other animals, the eye is shaped like a ball with fluid inside.

eyespot

Anatomy; Surface anatomy

An area or a cell in some living things that is sensitive to light. It is found in many one-celled organisms.

taste bud

Anatomy; Surface anatomy

A sense organ on the tongue that is sensitive to taste. Taste buds can detect sweet, sour, salty, and bitter tastes.

streamlined

Anatomy; Surface anatomy

Having a rounded or narrow shape that passes easily through water or air. The bodies of most fish are streamlined.

tear

Anatomy; Surface anatomy

A drop of clear, salty liquid that is produced by glands in the eye. Tears keep the eye moist.

ivory

Anatomy; Surface anatomy

The hard, smooth, yellowish-white substance that forms the teeth and tusks of some animals such as those of elephants and walrus.

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