Chapter 8 – Cell : The Unit of Life

When you look around, you see both living and non-living things. You must have wondered and asked yourself – ‘what is it that makes an organism living, or what is it that an inanimate thing does not have which
a living thing has’ ?

The answer to this is the presence of the basic unit of life – the cell in all living organisms.
All organisms are composed of cells. Some are composed of a single cell and are called unicellular organisms while others, like us, composed of many cells, are called multicellular organisms.

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