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organelles

TermDefinition
nucleus holds dna
prokaryotic no nucleus
eukaryotic nucleus
cell theory everything is made of one or more cells cell is the basic unit of structure and function all cells arise from pre existing cells
cell membrane acts as a protective barrier to the uncontrolled flow of water
mitochondria Provides the cell with energy
vacuole Helps with the release of cellular waste
lysosome Contain hydrolytic enzymes necessary for intracellular digestion
ribosome - contains RNA and the site of protein synthesis
Cytosol/cytoplasm The cytosol is the "soup" within which all the other cell organelles reside and where most of the cellular metabolism occurs. This is a collective term for the cytosol plus the organelles suspended within the cytosol.
rough er Proteins synthesized on these ribosomes collect in the endoplasmic reticulum for transport throughout the cell
smooth er Smooth ER plays different functions depending on the specific cell type including lipid and steroid hormone synthesis, breakdown of lipid-soluble toxins in liver cells, and control of calcium release in muscle cell contraction.
Golgi It is actually a stack of membrane-bound vesicles that are important in packaging macromolecules for transport elsewhere in the cell
dna genetic material
cytoskeleton the internal framework of cell
flagella used for movement
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