Definition of Centriole

1. Noun. 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.

Generic synonyms: Cell Organ, Cell Organelle, Organelle



Definition of Centriole

1. Noun. (biology) A barrel shaped microtubule structure found in most animal cells, important in the process of mitosis (nuclear division). ¹

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Definition of Centriole

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Medical Definition of Centriole

1. They are self-replicating, short, fibrous, rod-shaped organelles of animal cells. Each centriole is a short cylinder containing nine pairs of peripheral microtubules, arranged orthogonally so as to form the wall of the cylinder. Almost identical to basal body of cilium. The pericentriolar material, but not the centriole itself, is the major microtubule organising centre of the cell. Centrioles divide prior to mitosis and the daughter centrioles and their associated pericentriolar material come to lie at the poles of the spindle. (25 Jun 1999)

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Literary usage of Centriole

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1. Teaching the Best Practice Way: Methods That Matter, K-12 by Harvey Daniels, Marilyn Bizar (2005)
"Next, the student wearing the "duplicated centriole" should stand next to the centriole in the cytoplasm. Prophase During this stage, each centriole should ..."

2. Microbiology: A Text-book of Micro├Ârganisms, General and Applied by Charles E. Marshall (1921)
"Fi*cher ┬░ C, Spirillum rubrum. which appears to issue from the centriole. It is not rare to find in cellular division some cells in which the nucleus is ..."

3. The Unity of the Organism; Or, The Organismal Conception of Life by William Emerson Ritter (1919)
"SPERMATID OF FUR SEAL (AFTER OLIVER). hc, head cap. n., nucleus, pc, proximate centriole. dc, distal centriole. af, axial filament, s., remnant of sphere. ..."

4. A Text-book upon the pathogenic Bacteria and Protozoa for students of by Joseph McFarland (1915)
"B. A vegetative organism showing thick nuclear membrane and karyosome containing a centriole. C. A vegetative parasite containing vacuoles and nucleus ..."

5. Year Book by Carnegie Institution of Washington (1920)
"Because of its bearing upon cell metabolism, it is an interesting and important point that the centriole and not the nucleus is most directly concerned in ..."

6. The Unity of the Organism, Or, The Organismal Conception of Life by William Emerson Ritter (1919)
"There can be no question then that in a large number of animals the centriole of the sperm is primarily quite independent of the nucleus, and only becomes ..."

7. The Unity of the Organism; Or, The Organismal Conception of Life by William Emerson Ritter (1919)
"There can be no question then that in a large number of animals the centriole of the sperm is primarily quite independent of the nucleus, and only becomes ..."

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