Key ideas in living processes

  • Janet Major
  • Michael Major
Part of the Macmillan Work Out Series book series (MCWO)


It is very difficult to give a definition of life, other than to say it is to be alive. It is possible to list the characteristic processes (often called living processes) that living organisms carry out, whether they are animals, plants or belong to another kingdom (see p 108).

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  • Michael Major

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