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Organelle Definition

Nucleus The control center of the cell, where DNA is stored and transported out into the cell.
Nucleolus Where ribosomes are made inside of the nucleus.
Endoplasmic Reticulum Tubes that run outside of the nucleus that transport materials, including ribosomes.
Ribosomes Small organelles that serve as the site of protein synthesis for the cell.
Cytoplasm The jelly like substance that all organelles are suspended in inside of the cell.
Cell Membrane The protective barrier of a cell that dictates what can go in and out of the cell.
Cell Wall An organelle found only in plant cells that provides structure, support and protection for the exterior of the cell.
Golgi Apparatus The part of the cell that modifies, sorts, and prepares proteins for secretion out of the cell.
Lysosomes An organelle that digests excessive materials inside of the cell.
Vacuole The storage place for waste, food, and water in the cell.
Mitochondria The places in the cell that produce ATP, or energy through cellular respiration.
Chloroplasts Organelles found only in plant cells that perform photosynthesis.
Centrioles Small, thin, tubes often bound together that help in cell division and the arrangement of the cell.
Vesicle A small cavity that proteins travel in around the cell.
Created by: averybenhart