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centriole

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noun cen·tri·ole \ˈsen-trē-ˌōl\

Definition of centriole

  1. :  one of a pair of cellular organelles that occur especially in animals, are adjacent to the nucleus, function in the formation of the spindle apparatus during cell division, and consist of a cylinder with nine microtubules arranged peripherally in a circle — see cell illustration



Origin and Etymology of centriole

German Zentriol, from Zentrum center


First Known Use: circa 1896


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centriole

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noun cen·tri·ole \ˈsen-trē-ˌōl\

Medical Definition of centriole

  1. :  one of a pair of cellular organelles that occur especially in animals, are found near the nucleus, function in the formation of the spindle apparatus during cell division, and consist of a cylinder with nine microtubules arranged peripherally in a circle



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