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Cell Parts

Cell Parts Vocab

Prokaryote These cells do not contain a nucleus. Example- bacteria
Eukaryote These types of cells have a nucleus. Example- plant, animal
Nucleus The control center of the cell, where DNA is housed.
Ribosome Organelle that is the site of protein synthesis.
Cell membrane The semi-permeable boundary found in all cells that regulates what enters and leaves the cell.
Cell wall Found only in plant cells, helps protect and support the cell.
Vacuole Storage containers for food and water. One large on in plants, many small ones in animals.
Cytoplasm Made mostly of water, gelatinous substance that the organelles of the cell are found in.
Chloroplast Found only in plant cells, site of photosynthesis.
Golgi body This organelle modifies, packages, and sorts proteins.
Endoplasmic reticulum Organelle sometimes covered with ribosomes, sometimes not. Act as a tunnel transport system through the cytoplasm.
Mitochondria Organelle where cellular respiration takes place. (Turning sugar into energy.)
Lysosome Small saclike structures filled with digestive enzymes, help clean up the cell.
Cilia/Flagella Hair like projections that help with movement
Cell The basic unit of life
Organelle A specialized cell structure that carries out specific functions
Created by: Curt