ISPE Glossary of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Terminology

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Cell

The fundamental unit of life. The living tissue of almost every organism is composed of these fundamental living units. Unicellular organisms, such as yeast or a bacterium, perform all life functions within the one cell. In a higher organism, a multicellular organism, entire populations of cells may be designated a particular task. The cells of muscle tissue, for example, are specialized for movement.

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