Crossword Puzzle

Unit 1: Cells Vocabulary Review


  1. A system of membranes near the nucleus which assists in the production, processing, and transport of proteins and in the production of lipids (endoplasmicreticulum)
  2. A single-celled organism that does not have a nucleus or membrane-bound organelles (prokaryote)
  3. Molecules that include sugars, starches, and fiber (carbohydrate)
  4. A group of organs that work together to perform body functions (organsystem)


  1. The smallest functional and structural unit of all living organisms (cell)
  2. Any living thing (organism)
  3. A protective layer that covers a cell's surface and acts as a barrier between the inside of a cell and the cell's environment (cellmembrane)
  4. The region enclosed by the cell membrane that includes the fluid and all of the organelles of the cell (cytoplasm)
  5. A small body in a cell's cytoplasm that is specialized to perform a specific function (organelle)
  6. A membrane-bound organelle which may contain DNA in the center of a cell (nucleus)
  7. An organism made up of cells that contain their DNA in a nucleus (eukaryote)
  8. A group of atoms that are held together by chemical bonds (molecule)
  9. Basic particles which make up all matter (atom)
  10. A fat molecule or a molecule that has similar properties (lipid)
  11. A structure made up of a collection of tissues that carries out a specialized function (organ)
  12. The arrangement of parts in an organism or an object (structure)
  13. The process by which a cell uses energy to surround a particle and enclose the particle in a vesicle to bring the particle into the cell (endocytosis)
  14. The process of cell division in which equal numbers of chromosomes are separated and the nucleus splits to form two identical nuclei (mitosis)
  15. The movement of molecules from high concentrations to low concentrations (diffusion)

["nucleicacid", "protein", "mitochondrion", "ribosome", "vacuole", "chloroplast", "cytoskeleton", "golgicomplex", "lysosome", "cellwall", "tissue", "function", "exocytosis", "osmosis", "cellularrespiration", "photosynthesis", "activetransport", "homeostasis", "passivetransport", "chlorophyll"]

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