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Cell Parts & Functions

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Cell
basic unit of life that all organisms are made of
prokaryote
single-cell that does not have a nucleus
eukaryote
complex cell that contains a nucleus and organelles
organelles
cell parts with a specialized functions
plant cell
contains a cell wall, chloroplast and large vacuole
animal cell
does not have a cell wall or chloroplast and a small vacuole
cytoplasm
jelly-like substance found in cells that the organelles float in
nucleus
organelle know as the control center of the cell; contains DNA
cell membrane
outer boundry of cell; protects and controls what can enter and leave
cell wall
provides support in plant cells
chloroplast
organelle where photosynethsis takes place in plant cells
mitochondria
organelle that produces energy in the cell
vacuole
organelle that stores water, nutrients and waste