mesosome

noun
me·​so·​some | \-ˌsōm \

Definition of mesosome 

: an organelle of bacteria that appears as an invagination of the plasma membrane and functions either in DNA replication and cell division or excretion of exoenzymes

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1960, in the meaning defined above

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mesosome

noun
me·​so·​some | \ˈmez-ə-ˌsōm, ˈmēz-, ˈmēs-, ˈmes- \

Medical Definition of mesosome 

: an organelle of bacteria that appears in electron micrographs as an invagination of the plasma membrane and is a site of localization of respiratory enzymes

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