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Adjective, Noun


centrosomen. [Gr. center + - the body.].
     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.  [1913 Webster]


centrosome, n. Biol. a distinct part of the cytoplasm in a cell, usu. near the nucleus, that contains the centriole.

G Centrosoma f. L centrum centre + Gk soma body

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