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centrosome (n.)

name given to a region in plant and animal cells, 1889, from German centrosoma (1888), coined by German zoologist Theodor Boveri (1862-1915), from centro- (see center (n.)) + -some (3)).

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Definitions of centrosome from WordNet

centrosome (n.)
small region of cytoplasm adjacent to the nucleus; contains the centrioles and serves to organize the microtubules;
Synonyms: central body
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