[ mahy-kruh-sohm ]
/ ˈmaɪ krəˌsoʊm /
noun Cell Biology.
a small inclusion, consisting of ribosomes and fragments of the endoplasmic reticulum and mitochondria, in the cytoplasm of a cell.
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OTHER WORDS FROM microsomemi·cro·so·mal, mi·cro·so·mi·al, mi·cro·so·mic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for microsome
/ (ˈmaɪkrəʊˌsəʊm) /
any of the small particles consisting of ribosomes and fragments of attached endoplasmic reticulum that can be isolated from cells by centrifugal action
Derived forms of microsomemicrosomal, adjective
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Medical definitions for microsome
[ mī′krə-sōm′ ]
A small particle in the cytoplasm of a cell, typically consisting of fragmented endoplasmic reticulum to which ribosomes are attached.
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