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cytology vocab

TermDefinition
cytology study of cells
Organelles- structure that is specialized to perform a distinct process within a cell
cells basic unit of life
Cytoplasm- jelly like substance inside cells that contain molecules in some cells,organelles
Plasma Membrane- controls the movement of substances into and out of the cell
Cell wall supports and protects the plant cell
Chloroplasts- converts solar energy into chemical energy, contains chlorophyll
Mitochondria- supplies energy to the cell and and has its own ribosomes and DNA
Nucleus- controls the activities throughout the cell, is a storehouse for most cells DNA
Nucleolus- where ribosomes are made
Ribosomes- links amino acids together to form proteins
Endoplasmic Reticulum- transports materials throughout the cell
Golgi Bodies- make,package, and secrete cell products
Vacuoles- used to store materials that are needed by the cell
Lysosomes- contain digestive enzymes, destroy damaged or old cell parts.
Centrioles- function in cell division
Virus are not made up of cells and reproduce in a live host
Diffusion movement from high concentration to low concentration
Osmosis- - the diffusion of water
Active Transport- move from low concentration to high concentration
Phagocytosis- the ingestion of bacteria or other material by phagocytes and amoeboid protozoans
Created by: janelmartinez