[ lip-uh-sohm, lahy-puh- ]
/ ˈlɪp əˌsoʊm, ˈlaɪ pə- /
Cell Biology. a microscopic artificial sac composed of fatty substances and used in experimental research of the cell.
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OTHER WORDS FROM liposomelip·o·so·mal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for liposome
/ (ˈlɪpəʊˌsəʊm) /
a particle formed by lipids, consisting of a double layer similar to a natural biological membrane, enclosing an aqueous compartment
Medical definitions for liposome
[ lĭp′ə-sōm′, lī′pə- ]
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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