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organelle

noun or·gan·elle \ˌr-gə-ˈnel\

Definition of ORGANELLE

:  a specialized cellular part (as a mitochondrion, lysosome, or ribosome) that is analogous to an organ

Origin of ORGANELLE

New Latin organella, from Latin organum
First Known Use: 1920

organelle

noun or·gan·elle \ˌr-gə-ˈnel\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ORGANELLE

:  a specialized cellular part (as a mitochondrion or ribosome) that is analogous to an organ

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