Definition of "organelle" [organelle]

  • A differentiated structure within a cell, such as a mitochondrion, vacuole, or chloroplast, that performs a specific function. (noun)

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Use "organelle" in a sentence
  • "You would conjecture that some organelle is designed, say."
  • "This organelle is called the flagellum, made of a rotary motor and a thin helical filament that grows up to about 15 micron."
  • "Let me say here only that this organelle is exquisitely sensitive to light, to gravity, to stretch, and to a stimulus which we believe to be olfactory, and illustrate it with a few slides."
  • "You would conjecture that some organelle is designed, say."
  • "This organelle is called the flagellum, made of a rotary motor and a thin helical filament that grows up to about 15 micron."
  • "Let me say here only that this organelle is exquisitely sensitive to light, to gravity, to stretch, and to a stimulus which we believe to be olfactory, and illustrate it with a few slides."