Who discovered Cells?

In 1665, the English scientist 'Robert Hooke' observed a cork slice through a primitive compound microscope and discovered a honeycomb structure. It was appearing like many tiny pores and he named them "cells".

The word "cell" was taken from the Latin word 'Cella', which means 'a small room or compartment' and also Cellulae, which means the six-sided cell of a honeycomb. While coining the term "cell", Robert Hook did not know the real structure or function of the cell.


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