centriole


cen·tri·ole

noun \ˈsen-trē-ˌōl\

Definition of CENTRIOLE

:  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 of CENTRIOLE

German Zentriol, from Zentrum center
First Known Use: circa 1896

cen·tri·ole

noun \ˈsen-trē-ˌōl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CENTRIOLE

: 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

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