- a small region near the nucleus in the cell cytoplasm, containing the centrioles.
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In the centre of each aster is a Centrosome, and this may have a Centrosphere about it.The Ethics of Medical Homicide and Mutilation
The centrosome was also conspicuous in all of the cells of this group.Studies in Spermatogenesis (Part 1 of 2)
Nettie Maria Stevens
The centrosome, with its fibres, brings about the separation of these two halves.
The centrosome is too problematical as yet for much comment.
It is true that we may not yet know the source of this centrosome.
- a small body in a cell where microtubules are produced. In animal cells it surrounds the centrioleAlso called: centrosphere
Word Origin and History for centrosome
- A small region of cytoplasm adjacent to the nucleus that contains the centrioles and serves to organize microtubules.cytocentrum microcentrum
- A specialized region of the cytoplasm that is located next to the nucleus of a cell and contains the centrioles. The cells of most eukaryotes except plants have centrosomes.