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kinetoplast

noun
  1. a small granular cell body close to the nucleus in some flagellate protozoansAlso called: kinetonucleus (kɪˌnɛtəʊˈnjuːklɪəs)
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Word Origin for kinetoplast

C20: from Greek; see kinetic, -plast
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kinetoplast in Medicine

kinetoplast

(kə-nĕtə-plăst′, -nētə-, kī-)
n.
  1. An independently replicating rod-shaped structure lying near the base of the flagellum in certain parasitic protozoans.
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