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Unit 2 Cells Vocab

Cell Vocab Words

Diffusion Process by which molecules tend to move from an area where they are more concentrated to an area where they are less concentrated
Equilibrium When the concentration of a solute is the same throughout a solution
Osmosis Diffusion of water through a selectively permeable membrane
Isotonic When the concentration of two solutions is the same
Hypertonic when comparing two solutions, the solution with the greater concentration of solutes
Hypotonic when comparing two solutions, the solution with the lesser concentration of solutes
Lipid bilayer it gives the cell membranes a flexible structure that forms a strong barrier between the cell and it’s surroundings
Concentration it is the mass of solute in a given volume of solution
Cell Theory idea that all living things are composed of cells, cells are the basic units of structure and function in living things, and new cells are produced from existing cells
Eukaryotes organism whose cells contain nuclei
Prokaryotes unicellular organism lacking a nucleus
Active Transport energy-requiring process that moves material across a cell membrane against a concentration difference
Facilitated Diffusion movement of specific molecules across cell membranes through protein channels
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