kinetoplast


ki·net·o·plast

noun \kə-ˈne-tə-ˌplast, kī-\

Definition of KINETOPLAST

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

Origin of KINETOPLAST

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1925

ki·neto·plast

noun \kə-ˈnet-ə-ˌplast, kī-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of KINETOPLAST

: an extranuclear DNA-containing organelle of kinetoplastid protozoans that is usually found in an elongated mitochondrion located adjacent to the basal body
ki·neto·plas·tic \-ˌnet-ə-ˈplas-tik\ adjective

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