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Pronunciation: si'to-sen'trum

Definition: A zone of cytoplasm containing one or two centrioles but devoid of other organelles; usually located near the nucleus of a cell.

Synonym(s): cell center, central body, centrosome, cinocentrum, kinocentrum, microcentrum

[cyto- + G. kentron, center]

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