mesosome

noun
me·​so·​some | \ ˈme-zə-ˌsōm How to pronounce mesosome (audio) , ˈmē-, -sə- \

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

First Known Use of mesosome

1960, in the meaning defined above

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“Mesosome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mesosome. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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mesosome

noun
me·​so·​some | \ ˈmez-ə-ˌsōm, ˈmēz-, ˈmēs-, ˈmes- How to pronounce mesosome (audio) \

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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