Who Discovered Cells and How?

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Robert Hooke is the scientist that is usually attributed with the discovery of the cell. He was the first to use the word cell after the first cells he observed looked similar to monk's cells. He observed cork cells and published his findings in a book known as Micrographia in 1665.
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Cells are the basic structural and functional?unit?of all living things and contain inheritable genetic material. They were discovered by Robert Hooke in the year 1655. Development of this cell?theory?during the mid 17th century was made possible by advances in?microscopy and this theory is one of the foundations of?biology.?
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