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polyribosome

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noun poly·ri·bo·some \-ˈrī-bə-ˌsōm\

Definition of polyribosome

  1. :  a cluster of ribosomes linked together by a molecule of messenger RNA and forming the site of protein synthesis

polyribosomal

play \-ˌrī-bə-ˈsō-məl\ adjective


1962

First Known Use of polyribosome

1962


Medical Dictionary

polyribosome

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noun poly·ri·bo·some \-ˈrī-bə-ˌsōm\

Medical Definition of polyribosome

  1. :  a cluster of ribosomes linked together by a molecule of messenger RNA and forming the site of protein synthesis—called also polysome

polyribosomal

\-ˌrī-bə-ˈsō-məl\play adjective



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