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  1. Cell Biology. the protoplasm around a centrosome; the central portion of an aster, containing the centrosome.
  2. Also called barysphere. Geology. the central or interior portion of the earth.
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Origin of centrosphere

First recorded in 1895–1900; centro- + -sphere
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Examples from the Web for centrosphere

Historical Examples of centrosphere

  • In the centre of each aster is a Centrosome, and this may have a Centrosphere about it.

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British Dictionary definitions for centrosphere


  1. a former name for core (def. 4)
  2. another name for centrosome
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centrosphere in Medicine


  1. The mass of cytoplasm surrounding the centriole in a centrosome.
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