cytosome

cytosome

[sahy-tuh-sohm]
noun Biology.
the cytoplasmic part of a cell.

Origin:
cyto- + -some3

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cytosome cy·to·some (sī'tə-sōm')
n.

  1. The cell body exclusive of the nucleus.

  2. Any of the osmiophilic bodies that have concentric lamellae and occur in cells of the lung. Also called multilamellar body.

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