Define Cell and Mention different types of Cells - QS Study
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Cell: A cell may be defined by the following ways:

(1) A cell is the structural and functional unit of life

(2) The self reproducing, structural and functional unit matter of protoplasm which is surrounded by a living membrane is known as cell.


Types of cells:  On the basis of the presence or absence of distinct nucleus, the cell is of two types.

(i) Prokaryotic cell and

(ii) Eukaryotic cell

On the basis of physiological activities and process of division the cell can be divided into two types, such as-

(i)Somatic cell and

ii) Reproductive cell or gamete.