A spherical or elongated organelle in the cytoplasm of nearly all eukaryotic cells, conning genetic material and many enzymes important for cell metabolism, including those responsible for the conversion of food to usable energy.
[New Latin : Greekmitos, warp thread + Greekkhondrion, diminutive ofkhondros, gn, granule; see ghrendh- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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