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2.5: Organelles

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cytoskeleton

cytoskeleton

Framework of the cell that lends support and defines its shape.
endoplasmic reticulum

endoplasmic reticulum

Organelle that is the site of lipid synthesis and protein modification.
flagellum

flagellum

(plural flagella): Tail-like structure that projects from the cell body of certain prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells; functions in helping the cell move.
Golgi apparatus

Golgi apparatus

Organelle that processes and packages proteins.
lysosome

lysosome

Organelle of the cell that breaks down and recycles old molecules.
mitochondria

mitochondria

Organelle of the cell in which energy is generated.
mitochondrion

mitochondrion

(plural mitochondria): Organelle of the cell in which energy is generated.
nucleus

nucleus

Cell structure that contains the genetic material, DNA.
organelle

organelle

Structure within the cell that has a specific role.
ribosome

ribosome

Organelle in which proteins are made (protein synthesis).
vacuoles

vacuoles

A membrane-bound space within the cell used for storage.
vesicle

vesicle

Small membrane-enclosed sac; transports proteins around a cell or out of a cell.

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Date Created:

Nov 29, 2012

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Jun 30, 2015
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