What contribution did Robert Hooke make to our understanding of cells?

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Robert Hooke was one of the first people to ever use microscope technology to examine life on the microscopic scale. While doing so, he coined the very word "cell" to refer to the small units that made up all life, naming them after the Monk cells he thoguht they resembled. As well, he was responsible for verifying Anthony von Leeuwenhoek's discovery of "little animals" now known as bacteria and protists. more
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