Cells

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Cell

basic unit of structure and function in living things

Cell theory

theory that states that all living things are made of cells, cells are the smallest units of life, and cells can only come from other living cells

Macromolecule

large molecules made from smaller molecules joined together

Carbohydrate

energy storage molecules made of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen

Nucleic acids

information containing macromolecules found in the nucleus of a cell

Proteins

macromolecules made from amino acids; found in membranes and many other cell structures

Lipids

energy storage macromolecules which do not dissolve in water

Nucleotides

long chains of molecules which combine in a specific order to make nucleic acids

Amino acids

building blocks of proteins

DNA

(deoxyribonucleic acid) molecule found in the nucleus which contains instructions for all things needed for life

RNA

(ribonucleic acid) gets information from DNA to make proteins

Homeostasis

ability to maintain stable internal conditions in the cell

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