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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A small region of cytoplasm adjacent to the nucleus that contains the centrioles and serves to organize microtubules.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In cytology, a body of indeterminate nature in the center of each astrosphere of the dividing-cell.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Biol.) 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.

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  • noun biology An organelle, near the nucleus in the cytoplasm of most organisms, that controls the organization of its microtubules

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

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

Etymologies

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centro- + -some

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