Robert Hooke used the term cell in the year

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British scientist Robert Hooke (1635-1703) coined the term “cell” in the year 1665. He introduced the term “cell” to name the microscopic honeycomb-like cavities in the¬†cork.¬†Under the microscope, he observed tiny honeycomb-like structures in the dead cork and plant tissue. The honeycomb-like structures are plant cell walls made up of cellulose.

Robert Hooke published his findings in the book “Micrographia“. The book was published by the Royal Society, London, the United Kingdom in 1665. The term ‘cell” was introduced in this book. The microscope used by Robert Hooke to study the cell was manufactured by Christopher Cock White of London.