kinetoplast

noun
ki·​net·​o·​plast | \ kə-ˈne-tə-ˌplast How to pronounce kinetoplast (audio) , kī-\

Definition of kinetoplast

: a DNA-containing organelle especially of trypanosomes usually found in an elongated mitochondrian located adjacent to the basal body

First Known Use of kinetoplast

1925, in the meaning defined above

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kinetoplast

noun
ki·​neto·​plast | \ kə-ˈnet-ə-ˌplast How to pronounce kinetoplast (audio) , kī- How to pronounce kinetoplast (audio) \

Medical Definition of kinetoplast

: an extranuclear DNA-containing organelle of kinetoplastid protozoans that is usually found in an elongated mitochondrion located adjacent to the basal body

Other Words from kinetoplast

kinetoplastic \ -​ˌnet-​ə-​ˈplas-​tik How to pronounce kinetoplastic (audio) \ adjective

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