kinetoplast

/ (kɪˈnɛtəˌplæst, -ˈniː-, -ˌplɑːst) /

noun

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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Medical definitions for kinetoplast

kinetoplast
[ kə-nĕtə-plăst′, -nētə-, kī- ]

n.

An independently replicating rod-shaped structure lying near the base of the flagellum in certain parasitic protozoans.
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