from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small region of cytoplasm adjacent to the nucleus that contains the centrioles and serves to organize microtubules.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An organelle, near the nucleus in the cytoplasm of most organisms, that controls the organization of its microtubules
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A peculiar rounded body lying near the nucleus of a cell. It is regarded as the dynamic element by means of which the machinery of cell division is organized.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In cytology, a body of indeterminate nature in the center of each astrosphere of the dividing-cell.
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- n. small region of cytoplasm adjacent to the nucleus; contains the centrioles and serves to organize the microtubules
Now the centrosome, which is beside the male pronucleus, shows signs of activity.
It is not yet certain, however, whether the centrosome is a constant part of the cell.
Plainly, we must conclude that the chromatin material is something of extraordinary importance to the cell, and the centrosome is a bit of machinery for controlling its division and thus regulating cell division.
In the middle of the centrosome is a minute body called the centriole, and surrounding this is a clear spherical mass known as the centrosphere.
They focused on one particular cellular structure known as the centrosome, which serves as the networking hub for fibers that direct traffic within the cell.
These polymers are organized into a football-shaped spindle with the polymer ends embedded in a special organelle - called the centrosome - at each end of the football.
A protein complex, the so-called centrosome, plays a major role during cell division.
In particular, there is a specific structure called the centrosome that is a kind of cytoskeletal organizing center - sort of like a seed crystal that acts as a starting point for growth.
Research on a particular structure that lies at the heart of each and every cell, called the centrosome (standing for "central body"), and how centrosome defects contribute to cancer progression
(a) the protoplasm or cytoplasm, (b) the nucleus, and (c) a small body known as the centrosome which need not be discussed here.