chondro-, chondr-, chrondrio-, chondri-, -chondriac, -chondrias, -chondromatous, -chondroma, -chondromas, -chondromata
(Greek: groat, grain, any small rounded mass; cartilage, gristle, granule, or a relationship to cartilage)
Mitochondria are located in the cytoplasm outside the nucleus of the cell and they consist of two sets of membranes, a smooth continuous outer coat and an inner membrane arranged in tubules or in folds that form plate-like double membranes (cristae).
The mitochondria are the principal energy sources of the cell as a result of the presence of specialized enzymes for terminal electron transport, the citric acid cycle, fatty acid oxidation, and oxidative phosphorylation.
They are located in the cell's cytoplasm outside the nucleus.
2. A small spherical or rodlike body, surrounded by a double membrane, in the cytoplasm of most cells which contains enzymes responsible for energy production.