What Is an Acellular Organism? - Definition & Examples


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What does acellular mean?

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1. What is the definition of virus?

2. Which of the following is NOT one of the criteria used to define life?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The definition of life may seem simple, but certain entities defy categorization and demand further analysis. This quiz focuses on these forms and the science behind their existence.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet ask about:

  • The definition of 'acellular'
  • Viruses
  • Cell theory
  • Acellular organisms

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you have retained the most relevant information about acellular organisms
  • Defining key concepts - recognize and define essential words and phrases, such as acellular
  • Information recall - remember the criteria used to define life

Additional Learning

If you'd like to learn more about these organisms, check out the accompanying lesson entitled What Is an Acellular Organism? - Definition & Examples. Objectives in the lesson include:

  • Examine specific examples of viruses
  • Explore the significance of accelular organisms
  • Discuss whether or not viruses are alive