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liposome

[lip-uh-sohm, lahy-puh-]
noun
  1. Cell Biology. a microscopic artificial sac composed of fatty substances and used in experimental research of the cell.
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Origin of liposome

First recorded in 1905–10; lipo-1 + -some3
Related formslip·o·so·mal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for liposomal

liposome

noun
  1. a particle formed by lipids, consisting of a double layer similar to a natural biological membrane, enclosing an aqueous compartment
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liposomal in Medicine

liposome

(lĭpə-sōm′, līpə-)
n.
  1. An artificial microscopic vesicle consisting of an aqueous core enclosed in one or more phospholipid layers, used to convey vaccines, drugs, enzymes, or other substances to target cells or organs.
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