Taxonomy/ Cells

Cell: The basic unit of structure and function in living things

Cell Membrane: A thin flexible barrier that surrounds a cell and controls which substances pass into and out of a cell

Cell Wall: A rigid supporting layer that surrounds the cells of plants and some other organisms

Organelle: A tiny cell structure that carries out a specific function within the cell

Tissue: Any of the distinct types of material of which animals or plants are made, consisting of specialized cells and their products

Organ: A part of an organism that is typically self-contained and has a specific vital function, such as the heart or liver in humans.

Unicellular: Made of a single cell.

Multicellular: Consisting of many cells.

Autotroph: An organism that is able to capture energy from sunlight or chemicals and use it to produce it's own food.

Heterotroph: An organism that can not make its own food and gets food by consuming other living things.

Prokaryotic: A unicellular organism that lacks a nucleus and some other cell structures.

Eukaryotic: An organism whose cells contain a nucleus.

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