Basic unit of life
Cell lacking a nucleus and organelles
Cell containig a nucleaus and organelles
Area outside the nucleus
center of cell, contains DNA
Membrane that seperates the nucleus from the rest of the cell
Area inside the nucleaus where ribosomes are made
Structure reads DNA and assembles the protein
Membrane system inside the cell, makes lipid memebranes and aids in protein production
Small sac used for storage inside the cell
Cell part where photosynthesis takes place
Cell part the rids of toxins
Cell parts storing chemicals needed for photosynthesis
Thin fibers making up the cytoskeleton
Flexible barrier of lipids
The amount of solute in a solution
The diffusion of water across a membrane
Substances able to pass through a membrane
Substances that cannot pass through a membrane
Two solutions are the same concentration
Solution of a higher concentration, cell shrinks
Solution of a lower concentration, cell swells
Taking in of a solid material (type of endocytosis)
Taking in a liquid (type of endocytosis)
Group of cells working together
Group of tissues working together to do a job
Group of organs carrying out a function
Crossword puzzles have been published in newspapers and other publications since 1873. They consist of a grid of squares where the player aims to write words both horizontally and vertically.
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