Organelle

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Organelle Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • a specialized part of a cell; analogous to an organ; "the first organelle to be identified was the nucleus"

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  • a specialized part of a cell; analogous to an organ; "the first organelle to be identified was the nucleus"

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Organelle Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


In cell biology, an organelle is a part of a cell that does a specific job.

Organelles typically have their own plasma membrane round them.

The name organelle comes from the idea that these structures are to cells what an organ is to the body.

There are many types of organelles in eukaryotic cells. Prokaryotes were once thought not to have organelles, but some examples have now been found.



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