centrosome cen·tro·some (sěn'trə-sōm')
A small region of cytoplasm adjacent to the nucleus that contains the centrioles and serves to organize microtubules. Also called cytocentrum, microcentrum.
|centrosome (sěn'trə-sōm') Pronunciation Key
A specialized region of the cytoplasm that is located next to the nucleus of a cell and contains the centrioles. The cells of most eukaryotes except plants have centrosomes.