[ sen-truh-sfeer ]
/ ˈsɛn trəˌsfɪər /
Cell Biology. the protoplasm around a centrosome; the central portion of an aster, containing the centrosome.
Also called barysphere .Geology. the central or interior portion of the earth.
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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|Austin O'Malley
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Medical definitions for centrosphere
[ sĕn′trə-sfîr′ ]
The mass of cytoplasm surrounding the centriole in a centrosome.
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