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CENTRIOLE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does centriole mean? 

CENTRIOLE (noun)
  The noun CENTRIOLE has 1 sense:

1. 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

  Familiarity information: CENTRIOLE used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CENTRIOLE (noun)


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Meaning:

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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Nouns denoting body parts

Hypernyms ("centriole" is a kind of...):

cell organ; cell organelle; organelle (a specialized part of a cell; analogous to an organ)


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