liposome

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noun li·po·some \ˈlī-pə-ˌsōm, ˈli-\

Definition of liposome

  1. :  an artificial vesicle composed of one or more concentric phospholipid bilayers and used especially to deliver microscopic substances (such as drugs or DNA) to body cells

liposomal

play \ˌlī-pə-ˈsō-məl, ˌli-\ adjective

1968

First Known Use of liposome

1968


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liposome

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noun li·po·some \ˈlip-ə-ˌsōm, ˈlī-pə-\

Medical Definition of liposome

  1. 1:  one of the fatty droplets in the cytoplasm of a cell

  2. 2:  an artificial vesicle that is composed of one or more concentric phospholipid bilayers and is used especially to deliver microscopic substances (as DNA or drugs) to body cells

liposomal

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