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mitochondrion

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noun mi·to·chon·dri·on \ˌmīt-ə-ˈkän-drē-ən\

Medical Definition of mitochondrion

plural mi·to·chon·dria \-drē-ə\play

  1. :  any of various round or long cellular organelles of most eukaryotes that are found outside the nucleus, produce energy for the cell through cellular respiration, and are rich in fats, proteins, and enzymes—called also chondriosome

  2. mi·to·chon·dri·al \-drē-əl\play adjective
    mi·to·chon·dri·al·ly \-ē\play adverb



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