AskDefine | Define mitochondrion

Dictionary Definition

mitochondrion n : an organelle containing enzymes responsible for producing energy [syn: chondriosome] [also: mitochondria (pl)]

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English

Etymology

From (mitos) "thread" + (chondrion), diminutive of (chondros) "grain, morsel"

Noun

  1. A spherical or ovoid organelle found in the cytoplasm of eukaryotic cells, contains genetic material separate from that of the host; it is responsible for the conversion of food to usable energy in the form of ATP.

Translations

respiratory organelle

Extensive Definition

mitochondrion in Afrikaans: Mitochondrium
mitochondrion in Arabic: متقدرة
mitochondrion in Azerbaijani: Mitoxondriya
mitochondrion in Bengali: মাইটোকন্ড্রিয়া
mitochondrion in Min Nan: Soàⁿ-lia̍p-thé
mitochondrion in Bosnian: Mitohondrije
mitochondrion in Bulgarian: Митохондрия
mitochondrion in Catalan: Mitocondri
mitochondrion in Czech: Mitochondrie
mitochondrion in Welsh: Mitocondria
mitochondrion in Danish: Mitokondrie
mitochondrion in German: Mitochondrium
mitochondrion in Estonian: Mitokonder
mitochondrion in Modern Greek (1453-): Μιτοχόνδριο
mitochondrion in Spanish: Mitocondria
mitochondrion in Esperanto: Mitokondrio
mitochondrion in Persian: میتوکندری
mitochondrion in French: Mitochondrie
mitochondrion in Galician: Mitocondria
mitochondrion in Korean: 미토콘드리아
mitochondrion in Croatian: Mitohondrij
mitochondrion in Indonesian: Mitokondria
mitochondrion in Icelandic: Hvatberi
mitochondrion in Italian: Mitocondrio
mitochondrion in Hebrew: מיטוכונדריון
mitochondrion in Latin: Mitochondrium
mitochondrion in Latvian: Mitohondrijs
mitochondrion in Luxembourgish: Mitochondrie
mitochondrion in Lithuanian: Mitochondrija
mitochondrion in Hungarian: Mitokondrium
mitochondrion in Macedonian: Митохондрија
mitochondrion in Malay (macrolanguage): Mitokondrion
mitochondrion in Dutch: Mitochondrion
mitochondrion in Japanese: ミトコンドリア
mitochondrion in Norwegian: Mitokondrium
mitochondrion in Occitan (post 1500): Mitocondria
mitochondrion in Polish: Mitochondrium
mitochondrion in Portuguese: Mitocôndria
mitochondrion in Romanian: Mitocondrie
mitochondrion in Russian: Митохондрия
mitochondrion in Simple English: Mitochondria
mitochondrion in Slovak: Mitochondria
mitochondrion in Slovenian: Mitohondrij
mitochondrion in Serbian: Митохондрије
mitochondrion in Serbo-Croatian: Mitohondrije
mitochondrion in Sundanese: Mitokondria
mitochondrion in Finnish: Mitokondrio
mitochondrion in Swedish: Mitokondrie
mitochondrion in Thai: ไมโทคอนเดรีย
mitochondrion in Vietnamese: Ti thể
mitochondrion in Turkish: Mitokondri
mitochondrion in Ukrainian: Мітохондрія
mitochondrion in Chinese: 線粒體
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