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kinetoplast

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noun ki·net·o·plast \kə-ˈne-tə-ˌplast, kī-\

Definition of kinetoplast

  1. :  a DNA-containing organelle especially of trypanosomes usually found in an elongated mitochondrian located adjacent to the basal body



Origin and Etymology of kinetoplast

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1925


Medical Dictionary

kinetoplast

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noun ki·neto·plast \kə-ˈnet-ə-ˌplast, kī-\

Medical Definition of kinetoplast

  1. :  an extranuclear DNA-containing organelle of kinetoplastid protozoans that is usually found in an elongated mitochondrion located adjacent to the basal body

kinetoplastic

\-ˌnet-ə-ˈplas-tik\play adjective



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