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Short, hairlike projections used for locomotion and capturing food


Whip-like cell appendages used for locomotion

Oral groove

The mouth of the paramecium organism where food is taken in

Food vacuole

Small cavity in the cytoplasm of protists that temporarily store and digest foods

Contractile vacuoles

Collects and expels water to control level of water in cell


Temporary projection of cytoplasm, or a "false foot," used by some protists for feeding or movement

Amemoid movement

Movement by pseudopod like in the amoeba


Structures in the cytoplasm of a cell that controls cell function and reproduction


Process in which extensions of cytoplasm surround and engulf large particles and take them into the cell

Cell membrane

Thin, flexible barrier around a cell, regulates what enters and leaves the cell


Unicellular organism lacking a nucleus


Organism whose cells contain nuclei


An organism that causes disease


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


Single-celled or simple multicellular eukaryotic organisms that generally do not fit in any other kingdom

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