basic unit of structure and function in living things


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


cells that do not have a nucleus ( Bacteria)


cells that have a nucleus

Cell Wall

protects the plant cell and maintains its shape


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)


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


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


a small round body of protein in a cell nucleus


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


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


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


Makes protein


Short tubes that help with cell reproduction


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


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


the positively charged dense center of an atom

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