keratinosome

[kə-rătn-ə-sōm′, kĕr′ə-tĭnə-]

n.

A membrane-bound granule in the upper layers of the prickle cell layer of certain stratified squamous epithelia.membrane-coating granule

Nearby words

  1. keratin pearl,
  2. keratinase,
  3. keratinization,
  4. keratinize,
  5. keratinocyte,
  6. keratinous,
  7. keratinous cyst,
  8. keratitis,
  9. keratitis sicca,
  10. kerato-


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