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General Science

TermDefinition
Archaebacteria Unicellular; can survive in extreme conditions
Eubacteria Unicellular; lack nuclei and organelles
Protista Unicellular or colonial; have nucleus and organelles
Fungi Mainly multi-cellular; plantlike, but cannot carry out photosynthesis
Plantae Multicellular; carry out photosynthesis
Animalia Multicellular; possess complex organ system
Cerebrum Controls all voluntary activities; receives and interprets sensory information
Cerebellum Coordinates muscle activity
Hypothalamus Regulates homeostasis and secretes horomones
Medulla Controls involuntary actions such as breathing and swallowing
Cell membrane Outer membrane of the cell; controls what enters and leaves the body
Centrioles Form spindle fibers during cellular division
Golgi Body Sorts and packages proteins
Lysosomes Digest old organelles and foreign substances
Mitochondria Produce energy for the cell
Nucleolus Part of the nucleus; makes ribosomes
Nucleus Control center of the cell; contains the chromosomes
Ribosomes Site of protein synthesis
Rough endoplasmic reticulum Makes proteins to be exported out of cell. Studded with ribosomes
Smooth endoplasmic reticulum Makes lipids and detoxifies enzymes
Vacuole Stores wastes and other minerals
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