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Cell Structure Vocab

Vocab for the Beverage part of the menu

Centriole Structure in an animal cell that helps to organize cell division
Chloroplast Organelle found in cells of plants and some other organisms that captures the energy from sunlight and converts it into chemical energy
Mitochondria Cell organelle that converts the chemical energy stored in food into compounds that are more convenient for the cell to use
Cell membrane Thin, flexible barrier that surrounds all cells; regulates what enters and leaves the cell
Nucleus In cells, structure that contains the cell's genetic material in the form of DNA
Cytoplasm In eukaryotic cells, all cellular contents outside the nucleus; in prokaryotic cells, all of the cells' contents
Vacuole Cell organelle that stores materials such as water, salts, proteins, and carbohydrates
Lysosome Cell organelle that breaks down lipids, carbohydrates, and proteins into small molecules that can be used by the rest of the cell
Cytoskeleton Network of protein filaments in a eukaryotic cell that gives the cell its shape and internal organization and is involved in movement
Ribosome Cell organelle consisting of RNA and protein found throughout the cytoplasm in a cell; the site of protein synthesis
Endoplasmic reticulum Internal membrane system found in eukaryotic cells; place where lipid components of the cell membrane are assembled
Golgi apparatus Organelle in cells that modifies, sorts, and packages proteins and other materials from the endoplasmic reticulum for storage in the cell or release outside the cell
Cell wall Strong, supporting layer around the cell membrane in some cells
Organelle Specialized structure that performs important cellular functions within a cell
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