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Unit One:Cell Vocab

Unit 1: Structure and Function of Cells

Cell The smallest functional unit of living things.
Cell Membrane Structure that surrounds the cell and allows materials in and out of the cell.
Structure How something is formed. How it looks or is shaped.
Function What something does or the operation it performs.
Tissue A group of similar cells working together to perform a specific function.
Organ Structure that is composed of different kinds of tissue.
Organ System A group of organs that work together to perform a major function.
Cytoplasm The jelly-like substance found inside of the cell.
Nucleus The control center of the cell.
Mitochondrian Organelle that supplies energy to the cell. The "powerhouse" of the cell.
Vacuole Storage area of the cell. The largest organelle in plant cells.
Ribosomes Organelle that synthesizes proteins, Found scattered throughout the cytoplasm and on rough E.R.
Organism A self-contained living things.
Organelle Means "tiny organ". Structures found within cells that perform life functions for the cell.
Mitosis The process of cell division. Process of a cell dividing into two identical cells.
Created by: davisj001



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