The definition of an organelle is a structure in a cell with a specific function.(noun)
An example of an organelle is a centriole.
See organelle in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Ger < ModL organella < L organum (< Gr organon: see organ) + -ella, fem. of -ellus, dim. suffix
See organelle in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: New Latin organella
Origin: , diminutive of Medieval Latin organum, organ of the body
Origin: , from Latin, implement, tool; see organ.
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