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biology

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termDefinition
cell the basic unit of life
cell theory fundamental concept of biology that states all living things are composed of cells
cell membrane flexible barrier that surrounds all cells
nucleus structure that contains the cell's genetic material in the form of DNA
eukaryotic organism whose cells contain a nucleus
prokaryote unicellular organism that lacks a nucleus
cytoplasm fluid portion of the cell outside the nucleus
organelle specialized structure that preforms important cellular functions within a eukaryotic cell
vacuole cell organelle that stores materials such as water salts proteins and carbohydrates
lysosome cell organelle that breaks down lipids and carbohydrates and proteins into small molecules that can be used by the rest of the cell
cytoskeleton network of protein filaments in a eukaryotic cell that gives the cell its shape
centriole structure in an animal cell that helps to organize cell division
ribosome
endoplasmic reticulum internal membrane system found in eukaryotic cells
golgi apparatus cells that modifies sorts and packages protein and other materials from the endoplasmic reticulum for storage in the cell or release outside the cell
chloroplast
mitochondrion cell organelle that converts chemical energy into food compounds that are more convenient for the cell to use
Created by: rsantiago