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Cell Organelles

TermDefinition
Organelles A "little organ" that carries out a specific function in the cell.
Cell Membrane This selectively permeable layer that controls what enters and leaves the cell.
Nucleus The control center of the cell and directs all of the cells activities.
Nucleolus The organelle where ribosomes are made.
Cytoplasm The thick gel-like fluid that holds the organelles in place.
Mitochondria The powerhouse of the cell that breaks down food to release energy.
Endoplasmic Reticulum The passageways that carry proteins and other substances from one part of the cell to the other.
Ribosomes The protein factories
Golgi Bodies This organelle packages and distributes materials throughout the cell.
Vacuoles This organelle stores water, food and waste.
Lysosomes This organelle contains enzymes that digest materials in animal cells.
Cell Wall This organelle is only found in plant cells. It gives the plant cell its shape, structure and protection.
Chloroplast This organelle is only found in plant cells. It captures energy from sunlight to produce energy.
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