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Cells Vocabulary

Prokaryotic has no membrane surrounding the internal (inside) parts of the cell, has no separate nucleus
Eukaryotic does have membrane surrounding the internal parts of the cell, does have a separate nucleus
Organelle structure in the cytoplasm of a eukaryotic cell
Cytoplasm the jelly-like filling of the cell
Cell wall the castle wall, gives the plant cell shape and strength, a thick layer outside the cell membrane, only in plant cells
Chloroplast the greenhouse, where the plant makes its food using chlorophyll
Vacuole the warehouse, storage space, animal cells have many small vacuoles. Plant cells have one large vacuole
Mitochondria electric company, releases the energy from food for the cell to use
Nucleus the big boss, controls everything the cell does using its DNA
Cell membrane the border guard, controls what goes into and out of the cell or protective layer on all cells.
Ribosome make proteins (factories)
Golgi bodies sorts and stores material the cell needs to save, gets rid of waste (the sorter)
Lysosome recycles parts the cell does not need any more, also digests the cell when it dies. (the recycler, the poison pill)
Endoplasmic Reticulum has some ribosomes attached, helps move materials inside the cell (ER) (The highway)
Created by: ADeschensky