Biology 2010 Student Edition

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 9780133669510
ISBN 13: 978-0-13366-951-0

Chapter 7, Cell Structure and Function - 7.2 - Cell Structure - 7.2 Assessment - Page 205: 2a


Lysosomes get rid of waste material inside of cells.

Work Step by Step

Lysosomes are basically bags of enzymes. These enzymes break down substances such as lipids, carbohydrates, and proteins into smaller substances that can still be used by the body. Lysosomes break down old organelles that are no longer useful to the cell.
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