microsome


mi·cro·some

noun \ˈmī-krə-ˌsōm\

Definition of MICROSOME

1
:  any of various minute cellular structures
2
:  a particle in a particulate fraction that is obtained by heavy centrifugation of broken cells and consists of various amounts of ribosomes, fragmented endoplasmic reticulum, and mitochondrial cristae
mi·cro·som·al \ˌmī-krə-ˈsō-məl\ adjective

Origin of MICROSOME

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1885

mi·cro·some

noun \ˈmī-krə-ˌsōm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MICROSOME

1
: any of various minute cellular structures (as a ribosome)
2
: a particle in a particulate fraction that is obtained by heavy centrifugation of broken cells and consists of various amounts of ribosomes, fragmented endoplasmic reticulum, and mitochondrial cristae
mi·cro·som·al \ˌmī-krə-ˈsō-məl\ adjective

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