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cell theory
generalization that all living things are composed of cells, and that cells are the basic unit of structure and function in living things
photograph of the view through a microscope
part of a cell with a specific function
plasma membrane
thin outer boundary of a cell that regulates the traffic of chemicals between the cell and its surroundings
in an atom, the central core that contains protons and neutrons; in a cell, the part that houses the cell's genetic material in the form of DNA
region of a cell between the nucleus and the plasma membrane
cell wall
strong wall outside a plant cell's plasma membrane that protects the cell and maintains its shape
prokaryotic cell
cell lacking a nucleus and most other organelles
eukaryotic cell
cell with a nucleus (surrounded by its own membrane) and other internal organelles
phospholipid bilayer
two-layer "sandwich" of molecules that surrounds a cell