Definition of endosome
: a vesicle formed by the invagination and pinching off of the cell membrane during endocytosis
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Under the stimulus of pain, NK1 receptors actually migrate from the surface of neurons into internal compartments called endosomes, the study found.
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Medical Definition of endosome
1: a conspicuous body other than a chromatin granule that occurs within the nuclear membrane of a vesicular protozoan nucleus and is either a karyosome or a nucleolus
2: a vesicle formed by the invagination and pinching off of the cell membrane during endocytosis
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