liposome


li·po·some

noun \ˈlī-pə-ˌsōm, ˈli-\

Definition of LIPOSOME

:  an artificial vesicle composed of one or more concentric phospholipid bilayers and used especially to deliver microscopic substances (as drugs or DNA) to body cells
li·po·so·mal \ˌlī-pə-ˈsō-məl, ˌli-\ adjective

First Known Use of LIPOSOME

1968

li·po·some

noun \ˈlip-ə-ˌsōm, ˈlī-pə-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of LIPOSOME

1
: one of the fatty droplets in the cytoplasm of a cell
2
: an artificial vesicle that is composed of one or more concentric phospholipid bilayers and is used especially to deliver microscopic substances (as DNA or drugs) to body cells
li·po·so·mal \ˌlip-ə-ˈsō-məl, ˌlī-pə-\ adjective

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