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Organelle of a eukaryotic cell that contains the genetic material Nucleus
Structure that carries genetic information (abbreviation) DNA
Site of rRNA synthesis and ribosome assembly. Nucleolus
Where protein synthesis occurs Ribosomes
Made of phospholipids and proteins (2 words) Cell Membrane
Known as the "power house" of the cell Mitochondria
Membrane-enclosed sac of digestive enzymes Lysosome
Contains ribosomes, transports proteins and other materials Rough ER
Contains no ribosomes, stores proteins Smooth ER
"Shipping and receiving center" (2 words) Golgi Apparatus
Protective layer outside the plasma membrane. Only found in plant cells (2 words) Cell Wall
Long protein filaments in the cytosol that support the cell Cytoskeleton
Parts of cells with a particular function Organelles
Smallest unit of life Cell

Cell Organelles Crossword

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A membrane bound structure that is the basic unit of life cell
The lipid bilayr that forms the outer boundary of the cell Cell Membrane
A rigid structure that surrounds the cells of plants and most bacteria Cell wall
A jelly-like substance that hold the cell organelles together Cytoplasm
Known as the "skeleton" of the cell; network of long protein strands in the cytosol that helps support the cell Cytoskeleton
A system of membranes that modifies and packages proteins for export by the cell Golgi apparatus
Powerhouse of the cell; produces energy (ATP) from oxygen and sugar (cellular respiration) Mitochondria
An organelle containing digestive enzymes Lysosomes
The organelle where ribosomes are made, synthesized and partially assembled, located in the nucleus Nucleolus
The organelle that contains the DNA and controls the processes of the cell Nucleus
An organelle that functions in the synthesis of proteins Ribosome
Stores water and nutrients for the cell; very large in plant cells Vacuole
A membrane bound sac that contains materials involved in transport of the cell Vesicle
An internal membrane system in which components of cell membrane and some proteins are constructed Endoplasmic Reticulum
whip-like tails found in one-celled organisms to aid movement Flagella
One of several bodies with a specialized function that is suspended in the cytosol of the cell; small organs Organelle
A double membrane that surrounds the nucleus in the cell Nuclear envelope

Parts of a Cell Crossword

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the thin layer of protein and fat that surrounds the cell. The cell membrane is semipermeable, allowing some substances to pass into the cell and blocking others. Cell membrane
A small body located near the nucleus - it has a dense center and radiating tubules. The centrosomes is where microtubules are made. During cell division (mitosis), the centrosome divides and the two parts move to opposite sides of the dividing cell. The centriole is the dense center of the centrosome. Centosome
the jellylike material outside the cell nucleus in which the organelles are located. cytoplasm
a flattened, layered, sac-like organelle that looks like a stack of pancakes and is located near the nucleus. It produces the membranes that surround the lysosomes. The Golgi body packages proteins and carbohydrates into membrane-bound vesicles for "export" from the cell. Golgi body
round organelles surrounded by a membrane and containing digestive enzymes. This is where the digestion of cell nutrients takes place. lysosomes
spherical to rod-shaped organelles with a double membrane. The inner membrane is infolded many times, forming a series of projections (called cristae). The mitochondrion converts the energy stored in glucose into ATP (adenosine triphosphate) for the cell. mitochondrion
the membrane that surrounds the nucleus. nuclear membrane
an organelle within the nucleus - it is where ribosomal RNA is produced. Some cells have more than one nucleolus. nucleolus
spherical body containing many organelles, including the nucleolus. The nucleus controls many of the functions of the cell (by controlling protein synthesis) and contains DNA (in chromosomes). The nucleus is surrounded by the nuclear membrane. nucleus
small organelles composed of RNA-rich cytoplasmic granules that are sites of protein synthesis. ribosomes
(rough ER) a vast system of interconnected, membranous, infolded and convoluted sacks that are located in the cell's cytoplasm (the ER is continuous with the outer nuclear membrane). Rough ER is covered with ribosomes that give it a rough appearance. Rough ER transports materials through the cell and produces proteins in sacks called cisternae (which are sent to the Golgi body, or inserted into the cell membrane). endoplasmic reticulum
fluid-filled, membrane-surrounded cavities inside a cell. The vacuole fills with food being digested and waste material that is on its way out of the cell. vacuole

Cell Crossword Puzzle

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An organelle found in plants and algae that absorbs sunlight and uses it to drive the synthesis of organic compounds (sugars) from carbon dioxide and water Chloroplasts
A protective layer external to the plasma membrane in plant cells bacteria fungi and some protists; protects the cell and helps maintain its shape Cell Wall
A structure found in animal cells from which microtubules originate and that is important during cell division (contains two centrioles) Centrosome
The central vacuole is a cellular organelle found in plant cells. It is often the largest organelle in the cell. It is surrounded by a membrane and functions to hold materials and wastes. Central Vacuole
A narrow thread of cytoplasm that passes through the cell walls of adjacent plant cells that allows connections between them. Plasmodesma
A digestive organelle in eukaryotic cells; contains hydrolytic enzymes that digest engulfed food or damaged organelles Lysosome
The contents of a eukaryotic cell between the plasma membrane and the nucleus; consists of a semi-fluid medium and organelles; can also refer to the interior of a prokaryotic cell Cytoplasm
A cell structure consisting of RNA and protein organized into two subunits and functioning as the site of protein synthesis in the cytoplasm; in the eukaryotic cells the ribosomal subunits are constructed in the molecules Ribosomes
organelle composed of a double membrane that acts as the storehouse for most of a cell's DNA Nucleus
A bean-shaped organelle that supplies energy to the cell and has its own ribosomes and DNA Mitochondria
The thickest of the three main kinds of fibers making up the cytoskeleton of a eukaryotic cell; a hollow tube made of globular proteins called tubulins; found in cilia and flagella Microtubules
That portion of the endoplasmic reticulum with ribosomes attached that make membrane proteins and secretory proteins Rough ER
The portion of the endoplasmic reticulum that lacks ribosomes centrioles/ A small cylindrical organelle near the nucleus in animal cells, occurring in pairs and involved in the development of spindle fibers in cell division. Smooth ER
A small cylindrical organelle near the nucleus in animal cells, occurring in pairs and involved in the development of spindle fibers in cell division. Centrioles
A thin flexible layer around the cells of all living things; it's job is to separate the cytoplasm from the cell's surroundings Cell Membrane
A complex of vesicles and folded membranes within the cytoplasm of most eukaryotic cells, involved in secretion and intracellular transport. Golgi Body

Plant Cell Crossword Puzzle

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The jelly-like fluid that is consistently flowing inside a cell. Cytoplasm
An organelle that packags and distributes proteins: it modifies and sends proteins to the correct place within the cell. Golgi Body
An organelle that store water and other excess materials not needed by th cell. Vacuole
An organelle that makes energy for the cell by breaking down sugars. Mitochondria
An organelle that makes proteins. Ribosomes
A rigid structure that gives support and shape to a cell. Only in plant cells. Cell Wall
A protective layer that overs the cell's surface. It controls the movement of particles in and out of the cell. Cell Membrane
An organlls that is responsible for destroying worn or damaged organelles. Lysosomes
An organelle only found in plant and algae cels where photosynthesis takes place (contains cchlorophll). Chloroplast
An organelle made up of folded membranes whose functions include making proteins, lipids, and proccessing other materials. Endoplasmic Reticulum
A web of proteins in the cytoplasm that keeps a cell's mebrane from collasping. Cytoskeleton
One of the structures in the nucleus that is made up of DNA and protein. Chromosomes
An organelle that contians genetic material. Nucleus
Inside of the nucleuos where ribosomes are made. Nucleolus
Controls the movement of praticles in and out of the nucleus Nuclear Membrane
A flexible boundary that controls the movemens of substamces into and out of the cell. plasma membrane
A fluid or air-filled cavity or sac. vesicle
The relaxed form of DNA in the cell's nucleus. chromatin
Projections that aid in locomotion and feding. Flagellum
The ageuous component of the cytoplasm of a cell, various organelles and particles are suspended. Cytosol

Cells and Organisms Crossword

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made of multiple cells Multicellular
thinnest filament of the cytoskeleton Microfilaments
has a nucleus and membrane bound organelles eukaryotes
cell with no nucleus or membrane bound organelles prokaryote
helps bacteria cell move around flagella
the "boxes" of the "packaging plant" vesicle
organs of a cell organelles
the outer lining of a cell cell membrane
made up of two or more organs working together organ system
makes proteins ribosomes
have a cell wall, large central vacuole, and no lysosomes plant cell
has lysosomes and no cell wall animal cell
group or colony of cells colonial
Made up of a bunch of different cells with similar functions tissues
made of one cell unicellular
found in a plant cell converts the sun's rays into energy chloroplasts
cytoskeleton components found in cells of many animal species intermediate filaments
life form organism
another name for the cell membrane Nuclear Envelope
stores nutrients water and waste vacuole
assist in pigment synthesis chromoplasts
observed cork under a microscope and named the cells after the rooms monks lived in robert hooke
prepares the proteins for the Golgi apparatus, no ribosomes smooth er
cellular structure that houses DNA nucleus
has ribosomes, prepares the proteins for the Golgi apparatus rough er
another name for the cytoplasm cytosol
only found in animal cells, break down waste lysosomes
Three parts to it cell theory
produce energy mitochondria
skeleton of a cell cytoskeleton
the very outer layer of a plant cell cell wall
located in the nucleus and holds RNA nucleolis
first to observe living cells anton van leeuwenhoek
made of tissues with similar functions organs
component of the cytoskeleton microtubules
Packages proteins and ships them off to where they need to go golgi apparatus
made of different cells differntiation
the smallest unit of life all living things are made of one or more of these cells
found in eukaryotic cells, serve as sensory organelles cilia

cell Crossword

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the smallest structural and functional unit of an organism cell
a rigid layer of polysaccharides lying outside the plasma membrane of the cells of plants, fungi, and bacteria. In the algae and higher plants it consists mainly of cellulose cell wall
•a small cavity or space in tissue, especially in nervous tissue as the result of disease vacuole
(in green plant cells) a plastid that contains chlorophyll and in which photosynthesis takes place. chloroplast
the semipermeable membrane surrounding the cytoplasm of a cell cell membrane
an organelle found in large numbers in most cells, in which the biochemical processes of respiration and energy production occur. It has a double membrane, the inner layer being folded inward to form layers (cristae). mitochondria
The endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is a type of organelle in the cells of eukaryotic organisms that forms an interconnected network of flattened, membrane-enclosed sacs or tube endoplamic reticulum
The main function of the Golgi apparatus is to modify, sort and package the macromolecules that are synthesized by the cells for secretion purposes or for use within the cell golgi apparatus
The ribosome is a complex molecular machine found within all living cells, that serves as the site of biological protein synthesis (translation). Ribosomes link amino acids together in the order specified by messenger RNA (mRNA) molecules ribosomes
In cell biology, the cytoplasm is the material within a living cell, excluding the cell nucleus. It comprises cytosol and the organelles – the cell's internal sub-structures cytoplasm
the central and most important part of an object, movement, or group, forming the basis for its activity and growth. nucleus
The nucleolus is the largest structure in the nucleus of eukaryotic cells, where it primarily serves as the site of ribosome synthesis and assembly nucleolus
The nuclear envelope, also known as the nuclear membrane, is made up of two lipid bilayer membranes which in eukaryotic cells surrounds the nucleus, which encases the genetic material nuclear membrane

Cell Organelle Crossword

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A specialized subunit within a cell that has a specific function, and is usually separately enclosed within its own membrane. Little organs within the cell. Organelle
Shaped like a bean, this cell organelle helps take food and manufacture energy from it. It is known as the powerhouse of the cell. The energy it makes is ATP. Mitochondria
An elongated or disc-shaped organelle containing chlorophyll. This is the site of photosynthesis. Chloroplast
The cell's "skeleton" of microtubules which gives it shape, strength, and the capacity for directed movement Cytoskeleton
The control center of the cell, it contains the hereditary information and carries the instructions for making proteins. Nucleus
The organelles where proteins are made from the translation of RNA strands. Ribosome
Jelly-like substance that makes up the matrix of the cell body. Cytoplasm
a double-layered membrane that surrounds the cell. Also called the plasma membrane, it regulates what enters and leaves the cell. Cell Membrane
known as the garbage men, contains digestive enzymes to breakdown worn out cell parts or destroy foreign invaders Lysosome
modifying, sorting and packaging of proteins for secretion. Golgi Body
membrane system of folded sacs and interconnected channels that serves as a site for protein and lipid synthesis Endoplasmic Reticulum
found in fungi, plants, and bacteria. It surrounds the cell membrane and aids in support and structure of the cell. Cell Wall
They can be used to contain cellular waste, isolate materials that may be harmful to the cell, or hold water for plants. They are very versatile in their function Vacuoles

Cell Organelles Crossword

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This is the most outer lighting of the cell and it encloses all of the other cell organelles cellmembrane
This is a rigid layer that surrounds the plant cells. It is located on the outside of the cell membrane. cellwall
What is the fluid substance that fills the cell cytoplasm
This is a membrane bound organelle, and round in shape. most of the cells activities are directed by this nucleus
Darkly stained, is in the nucleus, and it aids in protein formation and RNA synthesis nucleolus
A porous double membrane layer surrounding the nucleus. nuclearmembrane
The semi-fluid inside the nucleus, contains genetic information and the nucleolus nucleoplasm
One of the largest organs of the cell, also known as the powerhouse of the cell mitochondria
They are found in the endoplasmic reticulum. The aid in the help of manufacturing proteins for the cell Ribosomes
Membrane bound organelles containing digestive enzymes. They break down waste products and detoxify the cell. lysosomes
small body located near the nucleus, centrioles are made here centrosome
a large network of interconnecting membrane tunnels. can sometimes be covered in ribsosmes to give it a "rough" appearance endoplasmicreticulum
Flattened stacks of membrane bound sacs. They function as a packaging unit golgiapparatus
These are organelles for storage. In plant cells they perform fuctions of secretion, excretion and storage Vacuoles
an elongated or disc-shaped organelle containing chlorophyll chloroplasts
Contains odiative enzymes, and helps with lipid destruction peroxisome
Hair like structures cilia
a network of fibers made of micro-tubule and micro-filament, give support and maintains shape of cell. cytoskeleton
microscopic channels which traverse plant cell walls and enables transport and communication plasmodesmata
Storage organelles, store starch for synthesis of fatty acids and terpenes plastids

Cell Structure and Function Word Search

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Description

osmosis
concentration
lipid bilayer
cell membrane
cell wall
centrioles
cytoskeleton
chromosomes
chloroplasts
mitochondria
vacuoles
lysosomes
golgi apparatus
endoplasmic reticulum
ribosomes
nucleolus
chromatin
nuclear envelope
cytoplasm
organelles
prokaryotes
eukaryotes
Nucleus
Cell theory
Cells

Cells Answer Key Crossword

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The basic building blocks of all living things. Cell
A group of similar cells that live and work together Tissues
A collection of tissues joined in a structural unit to serve a common function. Organ
A group of organs that work together to perform one or more functions. Organ System
An individual life form. Organism
Surrounds the cytoplasm of a cell and gives the cell structure and support. Cell Membrane
A gel-like substance inside the cell that contains all the cell parts and organelles. Cytoplasm
A group of tissues that work together to perform a specialized function or functions. Organelles
Molecules that contain all the genetic material and traits for each organism. DNA
Molecules are single stranded nucleic acids composed of nucleotides. RNA
A type of plastid that contains chlorophyll which is where photosynthesis takes place. Chloroplast
An organelle that modifies,sorts,and packs molecules and stores or sends it when needed. Golgi Complex
Often known as the "powerhouses" of the cell, this organelle generates energy for the cell through cellular respiration.​This means it takes in nutrients from the cell, breaks it down, and turns it into energy. Mitochondria
An organelle in both plant and animal cells that provides support and participates in a variety of cellular functions including storage, protection, and growth. Vacuole
Sacs of enzymes that digest food, water, and waste Lysosomes
Extensive network of membranes composed of both regions with ribosomes (rough ER) and regions without ribosomes (smooth ER). Endoplasmic Reticulum
Tiny structures bound by a membrane that contain enzymes that produce hydrogen peroxide as a by-product. Peroxisomes
The outermost covering of a cell that protects the cell and gives it shape & support. Cell Wall
Multicellular organism Eukaryote
Unicellular organism Prokaryote
Organisms made up of only one cell Unicellular Organisms
Organisms made up of two or more cells Multicellular Organisms
Chemical compound that contains carbon atoms. Organic Compound
Molecules that allow organisms to transfer genetic info from one generation to the next. There are two types of nucleic acids: DNA and RNA. Nucleic Acid
Consisting of RNA and proteins, they are responsible for protein production and assembly. Ribosomes
A substance made entirely of one type of atom. Element
The smallest unit of a substance that maintains the properties of that substance. Atom
Membrane bound structure that contains the cell's hereditary information and DNA. Also controls all of the cells activities. Nucleus
A membrane which surrounds the genetic material and nucleus in eukaryotic cells. Nuclear Membrane
A structure inside the cell nucleus that rewrites ribosomal RNA (rRNA) and combine it with proteins, results in the formation of incomplete ribosomes. Nucleolus
Tubelike structures that aid in cell division and Celiogenesis, are generally are found close to the nucleus Centrioles
A theory that descibes the basic characteristics of all cells and organisms. It is one if the foundational ideas of modern biology Cell Theory