An example of an organelle is a centriole.
Origin of organelleGerman ; from Modern Latin organella ; from Classical Latin organum (; from Classical Greek organon: see organ) + -ella, feminine of -ellus, diminutive suffix
Origin of organelleNew Latin organella, diminutive of Medieval Latin organum, organ of the body, from Latin, implement, tool; see organ.
- (cytology) A specialized structure found inside cells that carries out a specific life process (e.g. ribosomes, vacuoles).