centrosome

noun
cen·​tro·​some | \ ˈsen-trə-ˌsōm How to pronounce centrosome (audio) \

Definition of centrosome

1 : centriole
2 : the centriole-containing region of clear cytoplasm adjacent to the cell nucleus

First Known Use of centrosome

1895, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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centrosome

noun
cen·​tro·​some | \ ˈsen-trə-ˌsōm How to pronounce centrosome (audio) \

Medical Definition of centrosome

1 : centriole
2 : the centriole-containing region of clear cytoplasm adjacent to the cell nucleus

Other Words from centrosome

centrosomic \ ˌsen-​trə-​ˈsō-​mik How to pronounce centrosomic (audio) \ adjective

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