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Cell

basic unit of structure and function in living things

Organelles

tiny structures that carry out functions necessary for the cell to stay alive ( little organs)

Cell theory

idea that all living things are composed of cells, cells are the basic units of structure and function in living things, and new cells are produced from existing cells

Prokaryotic

cells that do not have a nucleus ( Bacteria)

Eukaryotic

cells that have a nucleus

Cell Wall

protects the plant cell and maintains its shape

Plastids

Storage structure in plants, group of plant organelles that are used for storage of starches, lipids, or pigments

Golgi Bodies

package and move proteins outside the cell ( mail lady)

Mitochondria

Powerhouse of the cell, organelle that is the site of ATP (energy) production ( bodybuilder)

Microfilaments

Long, thin fibers that function in the movement and support of the cell

Endoplasmic Recticulum

is a network of folded membranes, It is the "highway system" for the cell and is used to transport supplies throughout the cell

Nucleolus

a small round body of protein in a cell nucleus

Cilia

The hairlike projections on the outside of cells that move in a wavelike manner ( eyelash)

Flagella

Long, tail-like projections used for movement ( long flag)

Cytoplasm

a jellylike fluid inside the cell in which the organelles are suspended

ribosome

Makes protein

Centrioles

Short tubes that help with cell reproduction

Lysosomes

Contain digestive enzymes for breakdown of food and waste materials ( breaks down bad things in the air)

Vacuoles

saclike structures that store materials such as water, salts, proteins, and carbohydrates ( stores dirt)

Cell Membrane

thin, flexible barrier around a cell; regulates what enters and leaves the cell

Nucleus

the positively charged dense center of an atom

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