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

Medical Definition of MITOCHONDRION

:  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
mi·to·chon·dri·al \-drē-əl\ adjective
mi·to·chon·dri·al·ly \-ē\ adverb

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