Cytology

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23 terms · Cell Organelles/diffusion

organelles

the "small organs" found in cells

tissue

a group of CELLS that work together to perform a specific function

exocytosis

the process of transporting LARGE materials OUT of a cell by means of a vesicle

cell membrane

controls what goes in and out of cells to maintain HOMEOSTASIS

cells

basic units of structure and function in living things

lysosome

cell organelle that contains enzymes used to breakdown or SPLIT food

prokaryote

cells that do NOT have a real nucleus

ribosomes

site of protein synthesis

diffusion

the movement of molecules from a greater concentration to a lesser concentration

phagocytosis

"cell eating"

cell wall

non-living structure that surrounds, protects and supports ALL plant cells, made of cellulose

Fluid-Mosaic Model

model used to describe the structure of plasma membranes

organism

any living thing

endocytosis

the process of transporting LARGE materials INTO a cell by means of a vesicle

organ system

a group of ORGANS working together to perform a specific function

centrioles

structures found only in ANIMAL cells and function only during cell division

chloroplast

chlorophyll-containing structure found only in PLANT cells; site of photosynthesis

osmosis

the diffusion of water

pinocytosis

"cell drinking"

eukaryote

cells that contain a "real nucleus" and membrane-bound organelles

organ

a group of TISSUES working together to peform a specific function

mitochondria

site of cellular respiration; powerhouse of the cell

golgi body

organelle that processes, packages, and stores PROTEINS to be secreted from the cell

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