Definition of Central body

1. Noun. Small region of cytoplasm adjacent to the nucleus; contains the centrioles and serves to organize the microtubules.

Exact synonyms: Centrosome
Generic synonyms: Cytol, Cytoplasm
Derivative terms: Centrosomic

Medical Definition of Central body

1. A zone of cytoplasm containing one or two centrioles but devoid of other organelles; usually located near the nucleus of a cell. Synonym: cell centre, central body, centrosome, cinocentrum, kinocentrum, microcentrum. Origin: cyto-+ G. Kentron, centre (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Central Body

central angiospastic retinitis
central angiospastic retinopathy
central angle
central angles
central apnea
central apparatus
central areolar choroidal atrophy
central areolar choroidal sclerosis
central artery
central artery of retina
central artery of the retina
central atom
central bank
central banks
central bearing
central body (current term)
central bone
central bone of ankle
central bradycardia
central business district
central callus
central canal
central canal of spinal cord
central canal of the vitreous
central canals of cochlea
central cementifying fibroma
central chimpanzee
central city
central complex

Literary usage of Central body

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1. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1904)
"The central body is usually, in young cells, surrounded on all sides by the ... The central body appears in such cases to be intimately concerned in the ..."

2. Sexual Reproduction and the Organization of the Nucleus in Certain Mildews by Robert Almer Harper (1905)
"After the spore is completely inclosed the remnant of the fibers disappears from the region about the central body,.(fig. 76). The latter then breaks away ..."

3. The Monist by Hegeler Institute (1920)
"The smaller body must under these conditions be a body whose force is not derived from the central body. His theory of elliptic orbits is therefore a ..."

4. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1908)
"The central body lies on the nuclear membrane and the chromatin elements in an early stage of mitosis have the form of strands, each one attached ..."

5. The Mechanics' Magazine (1858)
"3, is greater than on the central body No. 1, and therefore the distance between No. 2 and No. 1 will be increased. And when No. 2 is furthest from No. ..."

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