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Cell Organelles

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mitochondria
powerhouse of the cell
nucleus
control center of the cell
cell wall
a rigid structure that surrounds the cell membrane and provides support to plant cells
cell membrane
thin, flexible barrier around a cell; regulates what enters and leaves the cell
cytoplasm
a jellylike fluid inside the cell in which the organelles are suspended
endoplasmic reticulum
a cell structure that forms a maze of passageways in which proteins and other materials are carried from one part of the cell to another
ribosome
makes proteins
lysosome
the organelle that digests food particles, wastes, and worn-out cell parts
chloroplast
an organelle found in plant cells where photosynthesis occurs
vacuole
a water-filled sac inside a cell that acts as a storage area