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cells

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Cell theory a scientific theory that describes the properties of cells
Cell wall strong, supporting layer around the cell membrane in plant cells
cell membrane thin, flexible barrier around all cells; regulates what enters and leaves the cell
cytoplasm fluid portion of the cell outside of the nucleus
ribosome Cell organelle consisting of RNA and protein found throughout the cytoplasm in a cell; the site of protein synthesis
organelle a part of an organism that is typically self-contained and has a specific vital function, such as the heart or liver in humans
nucleus in cells, a structure that contains the cell's genetic material in the form of DNA
chloropast organelle found in cells of plants and some other organisms that captures the energy from sunlight and converts it into chemical energy
mithochondrion cell organelle that converts the chemical energy stored in food into compounds that are more convenient for the cell to use
endoplasmic reticulum internal membrane system found in eukaryotic cells; place where lipid components of the cell membrane are assembled
golgi body organelle in cells that modifies, sorts, and packages proteins and other materials from the endoplasmic reticulum for storage in the cell or release outside the cell
tissue any of the distinct types of material of which animals or plants are made, consisting of specialized cells and their products
organ a part of an organism that is typically self-contained and has a specific vital function, such as the heart or liver in humans
organ system a group of organs that work together to perform a certain task
Created by: laguilar19