mitochondrion

noun mi·to·chon·dri·on \ ˌmī-tə-ˈkän-drē-ən \

Definition of mitochondrion

plural mitochondria play \-drē-ə\
: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 — see cell illustration

mitochondrial

play \-drē-əl\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of mitochondrion

New Latin, from Greek mitos thread + chondrion, diminutive of chondros grain


MITOCHONDRION Defined for Kids

mitochondrion

noun mi·to·chon·dri·on \ ˌmī-tə-ˈkän-drē-ən \

Definition of mitochondrion for Students

plural mitochondria \-drē-ə\
:one of the parts found in the cytoplasm of a cell outside the nucleus that provides the cell with energy released from the breakdown of nutrients

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mitochondrion

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

medical Definition of mitochondrion

plural mitochondria play \-drē-ə\
: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

mitochondrial

play \-drē-əl\ adjective

mitochondrially

play \\ adverb

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