kinetoplast

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kinetoplast (kɪˈnɛtəˌplæst, -ˈniː-, -ˌplɑːst)
 
n
Also called: kinetonucleus a small granular cell body close to the nucleus in some flagellate protozoans
 
[C20: from Greek; see kinetic, -plast]

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kinetoplast ki·net·o·plast (kə-nět'ə-plāst', -nē'tə-, kī-)
n.
An independently replicating rod-shaped structure lying near the base of the flagellum in certain parasitic protozoans.

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