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Life Science- Chap 3

vocabulary words

cell smallest unit that can perform all life processes
cell membrane phospholipid layer that covers a cell's surface and acts as a barrier
organelle structures that perform specific functions within the cell
nucleus organelle that contains the cell's DNA and is the control center of the cell
prokaryote single-celled organisms that do not have a nucleus or membrane-bound organelles
eukaroyte multi-celled organisms that have a nucleus enclosed by a membrane
cell wall a rigid structure that surrounds the cell membrane and provides support to the cell
ribosome organelle in which amino acids are hooked together to make proteins
endoplasmic reticulum organelle that makes lipids, breaks down drugs and other substances, and packages proteins for the Golgi complex
mitochondrion organelle that breaks down food molecules to make ATP
Golgi Complex organelle that processes and transports proteins and other materials out of cell
vesicle small sac that surrounds material to be moved into or out of a cell
lysosome organelle that digests food particles, wastes, cell parts, and foreign invaders
tissue group of cells that work together to perform a specific job
organ structure made up of two or more tissues working together to perform a specific function
organ system group of organs working together to perform a particular function
organism a living thing - can perform life processes
structure in organisms - arrangement of parts in an organism- includes shape of part and material that part is made of
function in organisms - the job the part does
Created by: msparks