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Hanson Cells Ch 2

Cells Chapter 2 Vocabulary List

cell basic unit of structure for living things
cell membrane thin, flexible envelope that surrounds a cell (outer part of an animal cell)
cell theory theory of 3 cell beliefs: all living things made from cells, cells come from other cells, and cell is basic unit
cell wall outermost boundary of a plant cell
chloroplast cell organelle containing chlorophyll for photosynthesis
chromosome rod-shaped cell structure that passes on traits of a cell to a new cell (passes on genetic information)
cytoplasm region between the cell membrane and the nucleus (goo that fills the cell)
division of labor division of work among different parts of the body (divides up the work of the body)
endoplasmic reticulum tubular passageways in a cell that transports substances (transport system in a cell)
lysosome small, round structure that digests wastes in a cell (cleans up a cell)
mitochondrion powerhouse of the cell (gives a cell its energy)
nucleus structure that directs all activities in a cell (brain of a cell)
organ group of tissues working together
organ system group of organs working together
organelle all of the tiny organs that make up a cell
ribosome protein making site in a cell
tissue group of cells working together
vacuole large, round sack that stores things (storage for a cell)
Schleiden all plants have cells
Schwann all animals have cells
Hooke created word "cell"
Virchow cells come from other cells
van Leeuwenhoek all living things have cells
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