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centrosome

[ sen-truh-sohm ]
/ ˈsɛn trəˌsoʊm /
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noun Cell Biology.

a small region near the nucleus in the cell cytoplasm, containing the centrioles.

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Origin of centrosome

First recorded in 1895–1900; centro- + -some3

OTHER WORDS FROM centrosome

cen·tro·som·ic [sen-truh-som-ik], /ˌsɛn trəˈsɒm ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for centrosome

centrosome
/ (ˈsɛntrəˌsəʊm) /

noun

a small body in a cell where microtubules are produced. In animal cells it surrounds the centrioleAlso called: centrosphere

Derived forms of centrosome

centrosomic (ˌsɛntrəˈsɒmɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for centrosome

centrosome
[ sĕntrə-sōm′ ]

n.

A small region of cytoplasm adjacent to the nucleus that contains the centrioles and serves to organize microtubules.cytocentrum microcentrum
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Scientific definitions for centrosome

centrosome
[ sĕntrə-sōm′ ]

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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