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Metabolism

The chemical changes that take place in a cell or an organism. These changes make energy and the materials cells and organisms need to grow, reproduce, and stay healthy. Metabolism also helps get rid of toxic substances.

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Cells
The basic subunit of any living organism; the simplest unit capable of independent life. Although there are s...

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