A glossary is a dictionary of the special words about a particular subject.
angiosperm- Any of a class of vascular plants with the seeds in a closed ovary.
chloroplast- A small body of protoplasm in a cell which contains chlorophyll and is where photosynthesis takes place.
embryo- The part of a seed that develops into a young plant.
germinate- To develop into a young plant.
nectar-A sweet liquid given off by plants that is the raw material of honey
phloem- A kind of tissue made of tubes that carry food through a plant.
photosynthesis- The process by which plants make food.
pistil- The seed producing part and female reproductive organ of a flower.
pollen- A mass of tiny particles in a seed plant that fertilize the seeds and usually appear as fine yellow dust.
pollination- The process by which pollen grains move from a stamen to a pistil.
respiration- A process in living things in which oxygen combines with food, releasing energy from the food.
seed coat- A tough covering that protects a seed.
seedling- A plant grown from a seed.
stamen- The male reproductive part of a flower.
stomate- One of the small openings usually found on the bottom surface of leaves.
xylem- A kind of tissue made of tubes that carry water and minerals upward through a plant.
Webster's Intermediate Dictionary. New York: American Book Company. 1972.
Science Horizons. Morriston, N. J.: Silver Burdett Ginn. 1993.
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