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liposome

[lip-uh-sohm, lahy-puh-] /ˈlɪp əˌsoʊm, ˈlaɪ pə-/
noun
1.
Cell Biology. a microscopic artificial sac composed of fatty substances and used in experimental research of the cell.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; lipo-1 + -some3
Related forms
liposomal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for liposomal

liposome

/ˈlɪpəʊˌsəʊm/
noun
1.
a particle formed by lipids, consisting of a double layer similar to a natural biological membrane, enclosing an aqueous compartment
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liposomal in Medicine

liposome lip·o·some (lĭp'ə-sōm', lī'pə-)
n.
An artificial microscopic vesicle consisting of an aqueous core enclosed in one or more phospholipid layers, used to convey vaccines, drugs, enzymes, or other substances to target cells or organs.

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