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plasmosome

[plaz-muh-sohm]
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noun Cell Biology.
  1. a true nucleolus, as distinguished from a karyosome.
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Origin of plasmosome

First recorded in 1885–90; plasmo- + -some3
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Historical Examples

  • The equatorial plate often shows both the larger component of the pair and the plasmosome (fig. 71).

    Studies in Spermatogenesis

    Nettie Maria Stevens

  • In figure 74 the two unequal elements are completely separated and the plasmosome has disappeared.

    Studies in Spermatogenesis

    Nettie Maria Stevens


British Dictionary definitions for plasmosome

plasmosome

noun
  1. another name for nucleolus
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