organelle

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organ +‎ -elle

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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌɔɹ.ɡənˈɛl/
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  • Rhymes: -ɛl

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organelle (plural organelles)

  1. (cytology) A specialized structure found inside cells that carries out a specific life process (e.g. ribosomes, vacuoles).
    • 1981, William Irwin Thompson, The Time Falling Bodies Take to Light: Mythology, Sexuality and the Origins of Culture, London: Rider/Hutchinson & Co., page 161:
      Like organelles within a single cell, whole new specializations began to develop.

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organelle m (plural organelles)

  1. (cytology) organelle
    Synonym: organite