- Mitochondria are the structures within cells that produce energy.
An example of mitochondria is what regulates metabolism in human cells.
- plural form of mitochondrion
Variant of mitochondrion
any of various very small, usually rodlike structures found in the cytoplasm of eukaryotic cells and that serve as a center of intracellular enzyme activity which produces the ATP needed to power the cell
Origin of mitochondrionModern Latin ; from Classical Greek mitos, a thread + chondrion, a small cartilage ; from chondros: see chondro-