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Pronunciation: sen′trō-sfēr

Definition: The specialized, often gelated cytoplasm of the cytocentrum. Contains the centrioles from which the astral fibers (microtubules) extend during mitosis.

Synonym(s): astrocele, statosphere

[centro- + G. sphaira, a ball, sphere]

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