polysome

polysome

[pol-ee-sohm]
noun Biology.
a complex of ribosomes strung along a single strand of messenger RNA that translates the genetic information coded in the messenger RNA during protein synthesis.
Also called polyribosome.


Origin:
1960–65; poly- + (ribo)some

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polysome (ˈpɒlɪˌsəʊm)
 
n
another name for polyribosome

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polysome pol·y·some (pŏl'ē-sōm')
n.
See polyribosome.

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