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Definition 1: a specialized part of a cell; analogous to an organ - [noun denoting body]

Samples where organelle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the first organelle to be identified was the nucleus

Synonyms for organelle in the sense of this definition

(organelle is a kind of ...) a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function

(... is a kind of organelle ) a hairlike projection from the surface of a cell; provides locomotion in free-swimming unicellular organisms

(... is a kind of organelle ) an organelle found in the cytoplasm of most cells (especially in leukocytes and liver and kidney cells)

(... is a kind of organelle ) a part of the cell containing DNA and RNA and responsible for growth and reproduction

(... is a kind of organelle ) a small round body of protein in a cell nucleus; such organelles contain RNA and are involved in protein synthesis

(... is a kind of organelle ) an organelle containing enzymes responsible for producing energy

(... is a kind of organelle ) one of a pair of small cylindrical cell organelles near the nucleus in animal cells; composed of nine triplet microtubules and form the asters during mitosis

(... is a kind of organelle ) an organelle in the cytoplasm of a living cell; they attach to mRNA and move down it one codon at a time and then stop until tRNA brings the required amino acid; when it reaches a stop codon it falls apart and releases the completed protein molecule for use by the cell

"the ribosome is the site of protein synthesis"

(... is part of organelle) (biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; they may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals

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