microsome

noun
mi·cro·some | \ ˈmī-krə-ˌsōm \

Definition of microsome 

1 : any of various minute cellular structures

2 : a particle in a particulate fraction that is obtained by heavy centrifugation of broken cells and consists of various amounts of ribosomes, fragmented endoplasmic reticulum, and mitochondrial cristae

Other words from microsome

microsomal \ˌmī-krə-ˈsō-məl \ adjective

First Known Use of microsome

1881, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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microsome

noun
mi·cro·some | \ ˈmī-krə-ˌsōm \

Medical Definition of microsome 

1 : any of various minute cellular structures (as a ribosome)

2 : a particle in a particulate fraction that is obtained by heavy centrifugation of broken cells and consists of various amounts of ribosomes, fragmented endoplasmic reticulum, and mitochondrial cristae

Other words from microsome

microsomal \ˌmī-krə-ˈsō-məl \ adjective

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