Definition of Organelles

1. Noun. (plural of organelle) ¹

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Definition of Organelles

1. organelle [n] - See also: organelle

Medical Definition of Organelles

1. Specific, usually subcellular, particles of membrane-bound organised living substances present in practically all eukaryotic cells, including mitochondria, the golgi complex, endoplasmic reticulum, lysosomes, centrioles and the cell centre, as well as the plastids of plant cells. Includes also the minute organs of protozoa concerned with such functions as locomotion and metabolism. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Organelles

organa oculi accessoria
organa sensuum
organa urinaria
organelles (current term)
organic acid
organic brain syndrome
organic catalyst
organic chemicals
organic chemist
organic chemistry
organic compound
organic compounds
organic contracture
organic deafness
organic debris
organic delusions
organic dental cement

Literary usage of Organelles

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Molecular Neurobiology: Proceedings of the 2nd NIMH Conference by Steven Zalcman (1995)
"A clustering of secretory organelles in proximity to release sites is typically seen where the rate of exocytosis can undergo acute phasic regulation. ..."

2. Reviews in Environmental Health (1998): Toxicological Defense Mechanics edited by Gary E. R. Hook, George W. Lucier (2000)
"When the cells are exposed to serum-free medium, they extend large, stable neuntes that are well suited to analysis of intraaxonal movement of organelles by ..."

3. Inside the Cell by Maya Pines (1990)
"In animal cells, these organelles are called mitochondria, while the energy-producing organelles in green plants are called chloroplasts. ..."

4. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"The somewhat broad distributions observed with these markers indicated that the fractions were heterogeneous in the organelles they contained. ..."

5. Proceedings of the second Pan American scientific congress: Washington, U. S by Glen Levin Swiggett (1917)
"... Giardia give presumptive evidence of a fundamental structural and functional relation between the nucleus and this complex of extranuclear organelles. ..."

6. Biomedical Technology Resources: A Research Resources Directory edited by Barry Leonard (1998)
"Structure and function of cell organelles (mitochondria, kinetochores, centrosomes) and macromolecular complexes (ribosomes, nuclear pore complexes, ..."

7. Animal Parasites and Human Disease by Asa Crawford Chandler (1922)
"Various modifications of the organelles of locomotion occur, eg, the undulating ... Of quite a different nature, but none the less organelles of movement, ..."

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