plasmosome

[ plaz-muh-sohm ]
/ ˈplæz məˌsoʊm /

noun Cell Biology.

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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Example sentences from the Web for plasmosome

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

    Studies in Spermatogenesis|Nettie Maria Stevens
  • The equatorial plate often shows both the larger component of the pair and the plasmosome (fig. 71).

    Studies in Spermatogenesis|Nettie Maria Stevens

British Dictionary definitions for plasmosome

plasmosome
/ (ˈplæzməˌsəʊm) /

noun

another name for nucleolus
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