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organism

an individual animal, plant, or single-celled life form

cell

the smallest unit that can preform the functions of life

cell theory

a major theory of living things, formulated by scientists Matthias Schleiden, Theodore Schwaan, and Rudolf Virchow

magnify

to make an object appear larger by using a microscope

microscope

an instrument that makes objects appear larger

field of view

the area seen through the eyepiece of the microscope

wet mount

a type of sample preparation using a microscope slide

multicellular

having many cells

unicellular

Having a single cell

organelle

a structure within a cell that work together to perform a specific function

cytoplasm

the gel-like substance within the cell membrane that contains and supports the structures of the cell

cell membrane

the selectively permeable structure enclosing the contents of a cell or organelle; regulates the passage of substances into or out of a cell or organelle

cell wall

a rigid structure surrounding the cell membrane of plants, fungi, and some unicellular organisms; protects and supports the cell

nucleus

in a cell, an organelle that controls all the cell's activities

vacuole

in a cell, a fluid-filled organelle that stores water, food, wastes, and other materials

chloroplast

an organelle (cell part) that contains chlorophyll and enables plants to make carbohydrates through the process of photosynthesis; found only in plants and in some unicellular organisms

cellulose

the tough, carbohydrate material that in large part makes up the cell walls of many plants and fungi