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Animal Cell and Plant Cell Vocabulary

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cell membrane
a thin membrane around the cytoplasm of a cell
cytoplasm
the protoplasm of a cell excluding the nucleus
cell wall
a strong layer around the cell membrane in plants, algae, and some bacteria
organelles
small structures in the cytoplasm that do special jobs
nucleus
a part of the cell containing DNA and RNA and responsible for growth and reproduction
chloroplast
plastid containing chlorophyll and other pigments
mitochondrion
an organelle containing enzymes responsible for producing energy
ribosome
an organelle in the cytoplasm of a living cell
endoplasmic reticulum
an internal membrane system in which components of cell membrane and some proteins are constructed
golgi body
a net-like structure in the cytoplasm of animal cells (especially in those cells that produce secretions)
tissue
a part of an organism consisting of an aggregate of cells having a similar structure and function
organ
a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function
prokaryotic
having cells that lack membrane-bound nuclei
eukaryotic
having cells with 'good' or membrane-bound nuclei
cytoskeleton
a microscopic network of actin filaments and microtubules in the cytoplasm of many living cells that gives the cell shape and coherence
vesicle
A membrane bound sac that contains materials involved in transport of the cell.
vaculoes
a membrane-covered structure used for storage (water, food, and wastes)plants
lysosome
an organelle found in the cytoplasm of most cells (especially in leukocytes and liver and kidney cells)