quarter I vocab

12 terms by Mr_Ortiz 

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Cell

A membrane bound structure that is the basic unit of life

Cell Membrane

The lipid bilayer that forms the outer boundary of the cell

Cell Theory

This says that all living things are made of cells, that cells are the basic unit of structure and function and that cells only come from other cells.

Cell wall

A rigid structure that surrounds the cells of plants and most bacteria

Chloroplast

A plastid containing chlorophyll, the site of photosynthesis

Cytoplasm

The region of the cell between the cell membrane and the nucleus

Cytoskeleton

A network of long protein strands in the cytosol that helps support the cell

Eukaryote

A cell that contains a nucleus and membrane bound organelles

Nucleus

The organelle that contains the DNA and controls the processes of the cell

Organelle

One of several bodies with a specialized function that is suspended in the cytosol of the cell

prokaryote

A unicellular organism that lacks a nucleus and membrane bound organelles

Vacuole

A fluid filled organelle that stores enzymes or water

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