What Is the Function of a Centriole?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 26, 2020 4:58:20 PM ET
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A centriole is a small cylindrical organelle in animal cells that employs materials to form centrosomes and cilia, the projections of the cells that are responsible for the body’s movement and sensory functions. During cell division, the centriole is specifically arranged to aid the processes of mitosis and meiosis. A centriole remains in close proximity with another to form a pair (centrosome).