spliceosome

noun
spli·​ce·​o·​some | \ ˈsplī-sē-ə-ˌsōm How to pronounce spliceosome (audio) \

Medical Definition of spliceosome

: a ribonucleoprotein complex that is the site in the cell nucleus where introns are excised from precursor messenger RNA and exons are joined together to form functional messenger RNA

Other Words from spliceosome

spliceosomal \ ˌsplī-​sē-​ə-​ˈsō-​məl How to pronounce spliceosomal (audio) \ adjective

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“Spliceosome.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/spliceosome. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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