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Topic 2- The Cell Systems Vocab

The diffusion of water, across a selectively permeable membrane.
A green photosynthetic pigment found in chloroplasts of plants, algae, and some bacteria.
A rigid supporting layer that surrounds the cells of plants and some other organisms.
The process by which plants and other autotrphs capture light energy to make food from carbon dioxide and water.
An organism that is able to capture energy from sunlight or chemicals and se it to produce its own food.
The basic unit of structure and function in living things.
In cells, a large oval organelle contains the cells genetic material in the form of DNA and controls many of the cells activities.
The process by which oxygen and glucose undergo a complex series of chemical reactions inside cells, releasing energy.
Rod-shaped organelles that convert energy in food molecules to energy they can use to carry out its function.
The process by which molecules move from a higher concentration to a lower concentration.
An organism that CANNOT make its own food and gets its food by consuming other living things.
A property of cell membranes that allows some substances to pass across it, while others cannot.
An instrument that makes small objects look larger.
An organelle in the cells of plants and some other organisms that capture energy from sunlight and changes it to an energy that cells can use in making food
A thin, flexible barrier that surrounds a cell and controls which substances pass into and out of a cell.
A widely accepted explanation of the relationship between cells and living things.
The thick fluid region of a cell located inside the cell membrane (in prokaryotes) or between the cell membrane and nucleus (in eukaryotes).
A tiny cell structure that carries out a specific function within the cell.
A sac-like organelle that stores water, food and other materials.