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Cells

Cell Organelles and their Functions

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Cell Smallest unit of structure and function in living things that show the CHARACTERISTICS of LIFE
Cell Membrane Thin layer of lipids and proteins that surround a cell and controls the passage of materials in and out (AKA PLASMA MEMBRANE)
Cell Theory States that 1) Cells are the basic units of life 2) Cells arise from preexisting cells and 3) All living organisms are composed of cells
Cell Wall Rigid structure made of CELLULOSE that surrounds PLANT CELLS
Chlorophyll Green pigment in chloroplasts that absorb light for photosynthesis in plants
Chloroplast Site of photosynthesis
Chromosome Contains hereditary information (DNA) that is only visible when the cell divides
Cytoplasm Watery material inside a cell that is used as a medium to transport materials
Endoplasmic Reticulum Used for transport of proteins in a cell
Mitochondria Site of cellular respiration in a cell
Nucleus Membrane-bound organelle that contains DNA
Organelles Structures inside cells that perform specific functions
Receptor Molecules Involved in cell signaling, they are special proteins inserted in cell membranes that bind to other molecules based on their shape
Ribosomes Site of protein synthesis
Semi-Permeable Ability of a membrane to allow SOME but NOT ALL substance to pass through
Vacuole Storage sac in a cell that holds water and wastes
Created by: hhazzard