microsome

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noun mi·cro·some \ˈmī-krə-ˌsōm\

Definition of microsome

  1. 1 :  any of various minute cellular structures

  2. 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

microsomal

play \ˌmī-krə-ˈsō-məl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of microsome

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1885


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microsome

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noun mi·cro·some \ˈmī-krə-ˌsōm\

Medical Definition of microsome

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

  2. 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

microsomal

\ˌmī-krə-ˈsō-məl\play adjective

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