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liposome

[ lip-uh-sohm, lahy-puh- ]
/ ˈlɪp əˌsoʊm, ˈlaɪ pə- /
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noun
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

OTHER WORDS FROM liposome

lip·o·so·mal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for liposome

liposome
/ (ˈlɪpəʊˌsəʊm) /

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