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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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. small region of cytoplasm adjacent to the nucleus; contains the centrioles and serves to organize the microtubules

Etymologies

centro- + -some (Wiktionary)

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