mesosome


me·so·some

noun \-ˌsōm\

Definition of MESOSOME

:  an organelle of bacteria that appears as an invagination of the plasma membrane and functions either in DNA replication and cell division or excretion of exoenzymes

First Known Use of MESOSOME

1960

me·so·some

noun \ˈmez-ə-ˌsōm, ˈmēz-, ˈmēs-, ˈmes-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MESOSOME

: an organelle of bacteria that appears in electron micrographs as an invagination of the plasma membrane and is a site of localization of respiratory enzymes

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