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Cell Vocab

The basic unit of structure and function in an organism Cell
The process of change to produce a more complex organism Development
The act of becoming larger Growth
The maintenance of the same body conditions (ex. Temp) no matter what the environmental conditions are Homeostasis
A living thing Organism
To produce offspring Reproduce
The mistaken idea that living things come from nonliving things Spontaneous Generation
A single-celled organism Unicellular
Organisms that are composed of many cells Multicellular
Organisms that make their own food Autotroph
Organisms that cannot make their own food Heterotroph
All living things are composed of cells. Cells are the basic unit of structure and function in living things. All cells are produced from other cells Cell Theory
A cell organelle that controls which substances can enter or leave the cell Cell Membrane
A rigid layer of nonliving material that surrounds the cells of plants Cell Wall
The cell organelle that captures energy from sunlight and uses it to produce food for the cell Chloroplast
The region between the cell membrane and the nucleus that is a clear, thick, gel-like fluid Cytoplasm
A passageway that carries proteins and other materials from one part of the cell to another. Endoplasmic Reticulum (ER)
A cell organelle that produces most of the energy the cell needs to carry out its functions Mitochondria
A cell organelle that controls the cell’s activities Nucleus
A cell organelle that makes proteins Ribosomes
A cell organelle that stores food, waste, and water for the cell Vacuole
Created by: lipscold