Meaning of “organelle” in the English Dictionary

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"organelle" in British English

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organellenoun [ C ]

uk /ˌɔː.ɡənˈel/ us /ˌɔːr.ɡənˈel/ specialized

any structure, such as a nucleus or a chloroplast, that has a particular purpose inside a living cell

(Definition of “organelle” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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organellenoun [ C ]

/ˌɔr·ɡəˈnel/

biology any of the parts inside a living cell that have a particular purpose, such as a nucleus (= central part) or a chloroplast (= part in a plant cell)

(Definition of “organelle” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)