Biology Glossary: C
carbohydrates: Energy-packed compounds consisting of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen that provide quick fuel for organisms.
cellulose: A form of carbohydrate that has a structural role in living organisms (animals and plants).
centrifuge: A machine that is used to separate blood cells and platelets from plasma.
chloroplasts: Plant cells that use energy from sunlight to create food.
cytoplasm: The fluid contained within animal cells. Also called plasma.