liposome

noun li·po·some \ ˈlī-pə-ˌsōm , ˈli- \

Definition of liposome

: 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

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1968

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liposome

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

medical Definition of liposome

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

play \ˌlip-ə-ˈsō-məl, ˌlī-pə-\ adjective

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