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Cells

7th grade protist and organelles.

TermDefinition
Protist A (normally) single celled organism with a nucleus.
Amoeba Protist that hunts using pseudopods.
Paramecium Protist that eats others with a gullet and moves using cilia.
Euglena Protist with chloroplasts and a single flagella.
Volvox Protist that lives in colonies and uses photosynthesis to make sugar.
cilia organelle that looks like hair, helps some protists move around.
flagellum organelle that is a whip-like structure used for moving around.
Gullet A mouth like organelle of some protists.
Contractile Vacuole an organelle that shoots out or excretes extra water and waste.
food vacuole organelle that helps break down or digest food, can also store nutrients.
cytoplasm clear gel like organelle that fills up the inside of the cell, other organelles float in it.
cell membrane the outside of the cell, a semipermeable membrane that allows some things to pass in or out and offers support and protection for the cell.
stigma the eyespot of some protists used to help detect the sun.
cytoplasmic streaming when the cytoplasm of a cell flows like a river.
pseudopod the (fake foot) organelle that stretches out to move and hunt for amoeba.
chloroplast organelle that uses sunlight to turn water and CO2 into sugar and oxygen.
organelle a structure with a function in a cell.
mitochondria organelle known as the powerhouse of the cell. It takes sugar and oxygen and burns it for energy, making CO2 and Water in the process.
Ribosome Organelle that makes proteins, the factory of the cell.
Nucleus The organelle in the center of the cell. The brain that stores DNA
Nucleolus Organelle inside of the nucleus that creates ribosomes.
Cell Wall Organelle only for plant cells, built outside the cell to provide support and protection. Allows trees to grow really tall.
Lysosome organelle that recycles older or broken parts inside a cell.
Created by: preese
 

 



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