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centrosome


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Centrosome  \Cen"tro*some`\,  n.  [Gr.  ?  center  +  -?  the  body.] 
  (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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  centrosome 
  n  :  small  region  of  cytoplasm  adjacent  to  the  nucleus;  contains 
  the  centrioles  and  serves  to  organize  the  microtubules 
  [syn:  {central  body}] 




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