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cell membrane

regulates movement of materials in and out of cells, maintains cell shape and allows cells to communicate with each other

smooth endoplasmic reticulum

makes or synthesizes lipids, detoxification of drugs/medicines

rough endoplasmic reticulum

has ribosomes associated with it and transports proteins


makes proteins


modifies, sorts and packages substances made by the cell and sends them to vacuoles, other organelles or out of the cell


cell organelle filled with enzymes needed to break down certain materials in the cell


store food and water


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


organelle in plant cells that converts the energy in sunlight into sugars


Located near the nucleus and help to organize cell division


the control center of the cell


makes ribosomes


threadlike structures made of DNA molecules that contain the genes


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

nuclear membrane

double membrane surrounding the nucleus that controls what enters and leaves the nucleus


a tiny cell structure that carries out a specific function within the cell

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


A type of lipid that makes up the cell membrane.


network of protein filaments within some cells that helps the cell maintain its shape and is involved in many forms of cell movement


A unicellular organism that lacks a nucleus and membrane bound organelles


A cell that contains a nucleus and membrane bound organelles

Cell Wall

strong layer around the cell membrane in plants, algae, and some bacteria

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