noun Cell Biology.
a small region near the nucleus in the cell cytoplasm, containing the centrioles.
Origin of centrosome
Related formscen·tro·som·ic [sen-truh-som-ik] /ˌsɛn trəˈsɒm ɪk/, adjective
First recorded in 1895–1900; centro-
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Derived Formscentrosomic (ˌsɛntrəˈsɒmɪk), adjective
a small body in a cell where microtubules are produced. In animal cells it surrounds the centrioleAlso called: centrosphere
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Word Origin and History for centrosome
1889, from German centrosoma (1888), coined by German zoologist Theodor Boveri (1862-1915), from centro- (see center (n.)) + -some (3)).
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A small region of cytoplasm adjacent to the nucleus that contains the centrioles and serves to organize microtubules.cytocentrum microcentrum
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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.
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