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polysome

[pol-ee-sohm] /ˈpɒl iˌsoʊm/
noun, Biology
1.
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
1960-1965
1960-65; poly- + (ribo)some
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polysome

/ˈpɒlɪˌsəʊm/
noun
1.
another name for polyribosome
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polysome in Medicine

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

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