Dictionary

ribosome

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

ribosome

noun ri·bo·some \ˈrī-bə-ˌsōm\

Definition of RIBOSOME

:  any of the RNA-rich cytoplasmic granules that are sites of protein synthesis — see cell illustration
ri·bo·som·al \ˌrī-bə-ˈsō-məl\ adjective

First Known Use of RIBOSOME

1958

ribosome

noun ri·bo·some \ˈrī-bə-ˌsōm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of RIBOSOME

:  any of the RNA- and protein-rich cytoplasmic granules that are sites of protein synthesis
ri·bo·som·al \ˌrī-bə-ˈsō-məl\ adjective

Illustration of RIBOSOME

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: ribosylPrevious Word in the Dictionary: ribosomal RNAAll Words Near: ribosome
March 03, 2015
thanatology Hear it
The study of death and grieving
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears