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Chapter 3 Section 2

TermDefinition
Organelle A tiny cell structure that carries out a specific function with a cell.
Cell wall A rigid layer of nonliving material that surrounds the cell of plants some other organisms
Cytoskeleton A protein "framework" inside a cell that gives the cell a shape.
Cell Membrane A cell structure that controls which substances can enter or leave the cell.
Nucleus The control center of a cell that directs the cell activities and contains the information that determines the cell's form and function.
Cytoplasm The material within a cell apart from the nucleus.
Mitochondria Rod-shaped cell structures the convert energy in food molecules to energy the cell can use carry out it's functions.
Endoplasmic reticulum A cell structure that forms a maze of passageways in which protein and other materials carried from one part of the cell to another.
ribosome A small-grain like structure in the cytoplasm of a cell where proteins are made.
Golgi Body A structure in a cell that receives proteins and other newly formed materials from the Endoplasmic reticulum, packages them and distributes then to other parts of cells.
Chloroplast A structure of plants and some other organisms the captures energy from sunlight sued it produce food.
Vacuole A sac inside a cell acts as a storage area.
lysosome A small, round structure containing chemicals that break down large food particles into smaller ones.
Created by: BrandonTran