- Cell Biology. a microscopic artificial sac composed of fatty substances and used in experimental research of the cell.
Origin of liposome
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- a particle formed by lipids, consisting of a double layer similar to a natural biological membrane, enclosing an aqueous compartment
- 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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