ATP: ATP is the energy source found in the chloroplast of plant cells which plants utilize to power photosynthesis and create their own food, allowing plants to be autotrophs.

Bilateral Symmetry: Bilateral symmetry is present when two symmetrical halves can be formed on a vertical or horizontal plane. Bilateral symmetry typically resembles a mirror image likeness on both halves of an object or organism. Examples of bilateral symmetry are all vertebrates and plant leaves (as shown above).

Hydrophilic: Hydrophilic comes from the Greek terms “hydros” meaning water and “phillas” meaning friendship, essentially meaning that a hydrophilic substance shares a hydrogen bond with water making the substance soluble in water. An example of this bond is salt dissolving in water as shown above.

Meristem: Meristem is the reproductive tissue of plants. This tissue aids in the asexual reproduction of plants such as the flower bud pictured above. Meristem stimulates plant growth as cell division occurs within this tissue along with the development of stems, leaves, roots and flowers (as shown above).

Hydrophobic: The term hydrophobic means not soluble in water. Examples of hydrophobic molecules include oils, fats and greasy substances such as the olive oil pictured above.

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