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One of two cylindrical cellular structures that are composed of nine triplet microtubules and form the asters during mitosis.
[New Latin centriolum, diminutive of Latin centrum, center; see center.]
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(Genetics) either of two rodlike bodies in most animal cells that form the poles of the spindle during mitosis
[C19: from New Latin centriolum, diminutive of Latin centrum centre]
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a small cylindrical cell organelle, seen near the nucleus in the cytoplasm of most eukaryotic cells, that divides perpendicularly during mitosis.
[< German Zentriol (1895), derivative of Latin centrum center]
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1. Either of two organelles near the nucleus involved in cell division.
2. One of a group of tiny tubules near the nucleus of a cell. Centrioles play a part in cell division. See mitosis.
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|Noun||1.||centriole - one of a pair of small cylindrical cell organelles near the nucleus in animal cells; composed of nine triplet microtubules and form the asters during mitosis|
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