Human Biology, 14 Edition

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 1-25924-574-8
ISBN 13: 978-1-25924-574-9

Chapter 3 - Section 3.1 - What is a Cell? - Biology Matters: 2


• The cell is the basic structural, functional, and biological unit of all living organism.

Work Step by Step

• It comes from the Latin word cella , meaning “small room”. • A cell is the smallest unit of life that can replicate independently, so cells are often called the “buildings blocks of life.”
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