So what is a cell?

To start with, the cell as we obtain it from the cell theory , is perhaps the most important structure that allows our primary inter-phase with the intricacies of the biological world, the complexities in form and function, but the mere reduction in size ,yet forming  the building block for a human with trillions of cells.

So how do you define a cell?

In a nutshell it can be defined as the unit   of the living system or as an unit that makes up the living body. But if one is a little careful to provide a holistic or  complete  definition ,then he or she might want to say that it is

protoplasmic mass  bounded by a plasma membrane with cytoplasmic organelles and nucleus with DNA (except mature Red blood cells ), that can perform all physiological activities of survival and reproduce(except nerve cells).

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One thought on “So what is a cell?

  1. The definition of cell, has been posing a difficulty as most of the definitions are incomplete and not upto the mark, but this one is fantastic and written in a comprehensive manner. Laudible Effort!

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