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Cells Vocabulary Quiz

Directions: Match the vocabulary words on the left with the definitions on the right.

 

1. tissue the central, essential, or highly concentrated part around which other parts are grouped.
2. vacuole a musical instrument consisting of a keyboard attached to a device that forces air through a number of pipes to produce a wide range of sounds; pipe organ.
3. chromosome storage areas of the cell known for storing mostly water and/or food.
4. chlorophyll (chlorophyl) the ground protoplasm of cells that is outside the nucleus.
5. cell membrane Shaped like a bean, this cell organelle helps take food and manufacture energy from it.
6. chloroplast A structure inside the nucleus where RNA is transcribed.
7. cell wall the mass of like cells in an animal or plant body, esp. as they form a specific organ:
8. nucleolus Thin, intertwined pieces of DNA found in the cell's nucleus.
9. organ the green (in color) pigment found in chloroplasts where photosynthesis takes place.
10. cytoplasm Mostly made of cellulose, this is the tough and rigid outer layer of plant cells.
11. nucleus an egg shaped body that appears green from all the chlorophyll they contain. This organelle is where photosynthesis takes place.
12. mitochondrion The enclosure of the cell that provides the body for all the organelles.

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