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An organule is a small organ in an arthropod integument that develops from a single epidermal cell dividing twice to form four cells which consist of:

  1. a bristle or canal producing cell.
  2. a socket producing cell.
  3. a gland cell or a sensory neuron cell.
  4. an accessory cell sometimes called a Schwann cell or potentially a stem cell for further elaboration of the organule.


  1. Lawrence PA. (1974). Cell movement during pattern regulation in Oncopeltus. Nature 248, 609 - 610.
  2. Merritt DJ. (2006). The Organule Concept of Insect Sense Organs: Sensory Transduction and Organule Evolution. Advances in Insect Physiology 33: 192–241.