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Cells

The first cell was discovered by English scientist and microscopist Robert Hooke in 1665, who
observed cork cells underneath a microscope. He described their appearance as a honeycomb-like
network of cellulae. He used the term cell to describe the individual
units in plant tissue, as he only saw the…

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The cell is the unit of structure, physiology and organization in living things.
The cell retains a dual existence as a distinct entity and a building block in the construction of
organisms.
Cells form by free-cell formation, similar to the formation of crystals4.

Today we know that the first two…

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