Animal cell

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Definition

An animal cell is a cell of an animal. In particular, it is a kind of eukaryotic cell. The other kinds of eukaryotic cells include plant cells and the cells of fungi and protists.

Key features that distinguish animal cells from plant cells and other eukaryotic cells

Organelle or other feature Found in animal cell? Found in plant cell? Found in other eukaryotic cells?
cell wall No Yes some of them (the plant-like ones)
chloroplast No Yes some of them (the plant-like ones)
vacuoles Yes, but they are small Yes, and they are large