microsome

microsome

[mahy-kruh-sohm]
noun Cell Biology.
a small inclusion, consisting of ribosomes and fragments of the endoplasmic reticulum and mitochondria, in the cytoplasm of a cell.

Origin:
1880–85; micro- + -some3

microsomal, microsomial, microsomic, adjective
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microsome (ˈmaɪkrəʊˌsəʊm)
 
n
any of the small particles consisting of ribosomes and fragments of attached endoplasmic reticulum that can be isolated from cells by centrifugal action
 
micro'somal
 
adj

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microsome mi·cro·some (mī'krə-sōm')
n.
A small particle in the cytoplasm of a cell, typically consisting of fragmented endoplasmic reticulum to which ribosomes are attached.

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