endosome

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noun en·do·some \ˈen-də-ˌsōm\

Definition of endosome

  1. :  a vesicle formed by the invagination and pinching off of the cell membrane during endocytosis

First Known Use of endosome

1887


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endosome

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noun en·do·some \ˈen-də-ˌsōm\

Medical Definition of endosome

  1. 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. 2:  a vesicle formed by the invagination and pinching off of the cell membrane during endocytosis


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