Revision Notes For For Class 11 Biology Chapter 20 Locomotion And Movement

Locomotion and the movement are the two important terms used for motion. But they both differ from each other.

Locomotion refers to the ability of an organism to move from one place to another, which includes moving, crawling, walking, running, swimming, jumping, propelling, flying, etc. Locomotion is voluntary in nature and mainly refers to the entire organism.

Movement is also an important feature of living organisms. It can be both voluntary and involuntary. The movement refers only to a particular cell, tissue or organs. There are three main types of movements, which are exhibited by the different cells of the living organisms and it includes:

  • Ciliary Movement
  • Amoeboid Movement
  • Muscular Movement

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Locomotion Types Of Movement
Muscular System Locomotion in Animals and Their Body Structure
Difference Between Locomotion and Movement Difference between Voluntary and Involuntary Muscles

Frequently asked Questions on CBSE Class 11 Biology Notes Chapter 20: Locomotion and Movement


What is ‘Ciliary Movement’?

Ciliary movement refers to the rhythmic movement of cilia, which causes movement of the fluid or the cell.


What are ‘Amoeboid’ cells?

Amoeboid cells use a pseudopodia, or false foot, to move forward.


What are the types of ‘Muscles’?

1. Skeletal 2. Smooth 3. Cardiac


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