Medical Dictionary

centriole

noun cen·tri·ole \ˈsen-trē-ˌōl\

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

Illustration of CENTRIOLE

April 25, 2015
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nimble or easily flexed
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