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What Is a Cell?

What Is a Cell?
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What Is a Cell?
By Cindy Grigg

1     Cells are the building blocks of all living things. A cell is the smallest part of a living thing that carries out actions that keep the thing alive. Some living things are made of only one cell â they are unicellular. People are multicellular. The human body is made of more than one hundred trillion cells!
2     Cells are usually placed into two groups. There are cells with a nucleus and cells without. Cells without a nucleus are very simple cells. Bacterial cells lack a nucleus. Plants and animals are made of cells that do have a nucleus.
3     All cells are filled with cytoplasm. This jelly-like fluid has many chemicals in it that help the cell stay alive. Cells are also classified as either plant or animal cells.

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