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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
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Origin of ORGANELLE

New Latin organella, from Latin organum
First Known Use: 1920
ORGANELLE Defined for Kids

organelle

noun or·gan·elle \ˌr-gə-ˈnel\

Definition of ORGANELLE for Kids

:  a structure (as a lysosome) in a cell that performs a special function
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organelle

noun or·gan·elle \ˌr-gə-ˈnel\

Medical Definition of ORGANELLE

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

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