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 and Etymology of centriole
German Zentriol, from Zentrum center
First Known Use: circa 1896
Medical Definition of centriole
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