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Cell - "the smallest structural and functional unit of an organism, which is typically microscopic and consists of cytoplasm and a nucleus enclosed in a membrane. Microscopic organisms typically consist of a single cell, which is either eukaryotic or prokaryotic." (B125)

- "basic building block of living organisms. A typical cell contains cytoplasm and a nucleus enclosing DNA. In animals, cells are bounded by a cell membrane. Fungi and plants cells also have a cell wall surrounding them. A whole organism may consist of a single cell, a number of cells of only a few different types, or very large numbers of cells of many different types. Within a multicelled-organism, cells may be found individually (e.g. red blood cells and white blood cells within blood) or may be attached to one another to form tissues of various levels of organisation." (V.w5)

  • Cellular
  • Cells (plural)