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Cell Unit Vocabulary

Review of Vocabulary words from Cell Function and Structure Unit
the process of vesicles fusing with the plasma membrane and releasing their contents to the outside of the cell.
an organism consisting of a cell or cells in which the genetic material is DNA in the form of chromosomes contained within a distinct nucleus
the movement of particles from an area of higher concentration to lower concentration.
the semipermeable membrane surrounding the cytoplasm of a cell.
an individual animal, plant, or single-celled life form
any of a number of organized or specialized structures within a living cell
(in green plant cells) a plastid that contains chlorophyll and in which photosynthesis takes place.
a network of membranous tubules within the cytoplasm of a eukaryotic cell, continuous with the nuclear membrane. It usually has ribosomes attached and is involved in protein and lipid synthesis
movement of a solvent (such as water) through a semipermeable membrane (as of a living cell) into a solution of higher solute concentration that tends to equalize the concentrations of solute on the two sides of the membrane.
a microscopic single-celled organism that has neither a distinct nucleus with a membrane nor other specialized organelles
stability, balance, or equilibrium within a cell or the body
the movement of ions or molecules across a cell membrane into a region of higher concentration, assisted by enzymes and requiring energy.
a space or vesicle within the cytoplasm of a cell, enclosed by a membrane and typically containing fluid.
the process of capturing a substance or particle from outside the cell by engulfing it with the cell membrane, and bringing it into the cell.
an organelle found in eukaryotic cells. Inside its fully enclosed nuclear membrane, it contains the majority of the cell's genetic material
groups of cells that have a similar structure and act together to perform a specific function
an organelle found in large numbers in most cells, in which the biochemical processes of respiration and energy production occur
a group of organs that work together as a biological system to perform one or more functions
a movement of ions and other atomic or molecular substances across cell membranes without need of energy input.
the protective, semi-permeable outer layer of a plant cell
A major function is the modifying, sorting and packaging of proteins for secretion
the material or protoplasm within a living cell, excluding the nucleus
The smallest unit that can perform all life processess
a self-contained group of tissues that performs a specific function in the body.