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The site that provides storage to the cell. Central Vacuole
Site of ATP synthesis Mitochondrion
Site of Photosynthesis Chloroplast
Area where most of the genetic material is organized and expressed Nucleus
Site of polypeptide synthesis Ribosome
Site where hydrogen peroxide and other harmful molecules are broken down Peroxisome
Protein filaments that provide and and aid in movement Cytoskeleton
Site of many metabolic pathways Cytosol
Site of modification, sorting and secretion of lipids and proteins Golgi Apparatus
A complex of protein and DNA Chromatin
Site of protein sorting and secretion Rough ER
Site of detoxification and lipid synthesis Smooth ER
Structure that provides cell support Cell Wall
Site of ribosome subunit assembly Nucleolus

Cell Crossword Puzzle

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Description

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

Cell Organelles Crossword

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Description

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

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

Parts of a Cell Crossword

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Description

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

Plant and Animal cell Crossword

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Description

Like the brain of the cell Nucleus
The circle indide of the nucleus Nucleolus
Microtubules are produced; yellow and starts with a C Centrosome
Only found in animal cells; part of the cytoskeleton Centriole
Stores protein; a single membrane Golgi
Common in animal cells; red circles Lysosome
Protecting the cell from its own production Peroxisome
Vesicle; "Transport of cargo" Secretory Vesicle
Like the Cell wall but it's the second guard layer Cell Membrane
It does the energy production Mitochondrion
Plays role in digestion and is a membrane- bound sac Vacuole
Layer on the outside; In plant cell not in animal cell Cell Wall
It's green and can be found in a plant cell not an animal cell Chloroplast
Little black dots that are on the Rough Endoplasmic Reticulum Ribosomes
Helps maintain cell shape"; 3 parts- microtubules, actin filaments, and intermediate fibers Cytoskeleton
A cell that doesn't have a cell wall or a chloroplast Animal Cell
A cell that does have a cell wall and a chloroplast Plant Cell
Made mostly of water and another name for it is Cytoplasm Cytosol

Cell Organelles Crossword

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Description

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

Type
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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

Chapter 6- Cell Structure and Function Crossword

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Description

Serves as the control center for the cell metabolism and reproduction. Nucleus
Makes ribosomal subunits from proteins. Nucleolus
Makes proteins. Ribosome
Manufacturing and packaging system, pathway for the transport of materials throughout the cell. Endoplasmic Reticulum
Jelly like fluid that fills the cell. Cytoplasm
Modifying, sorting, and packaging proteins for secretion. Golgi Apparatus
Digestion and waste removal. Lysosome
Enclosed by a membrane, contains stored food or waste. Vacuole
Produces the energy currency of the cell. Mitochondria
Conducts photosynthesis. Chloroplast
Transfers hydrogen from compounds to oxygen to create hydrogen peroxide. Peroxisome
Framework for the movement for the movement of organelles around the cytoplasm. Cytoskeleton
Helps with cell division in animal cells. Centrioles
Outer layer of a plant cell used for protection. Cell Wall
Protects the cell from its surroundings. Cell Membrane
Organizes microtubules and provides structure for the cell. Centrosome
Moves liquid over the surface of the cell. Cilia
Moves molecules between different locations inside the cell. Transport Vesicles
Whip-like structure that allows a cell to move. Flagella
Contains DNA, make of protein inside the nucleus. Chromosome
Controls movement into and out of the nucleus. Nuclear Envelope

cell Crossword

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Description

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

Parts of Cells Crossword

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Description

Membrane that encloses the nucleus, made of lipids Nuclear Envelope
Organelle that contains majority of cells genetic materials nucleus
External boundary of cytoplasm made of lipids and proteins plasma membrane
Consists of rows and knobs of ribosomes rough ER
Protein builders/ synthesizers of the cell ribosomes
Folded membranes involved in secretion Golgi apparatus
Contains the reducing enzyme catalyse Peroxisome
Thinnest filament found in the cytoplasm Microfilament
Helps with cell division Centrioles
The powerhouse of the cell Mitochondrion
Organelle that contains digestive enzymes Lysosome
Site of multiple cell processes Cytosol
Produces hormones and lipids Smooth ER
Makes ribosomal subunits that get sent out and turn into ribosomes Nucleolus
Packs DNA into a small volume to fit in the nucleus Chromatin