polysome

[ pol-ee-sohm ]
/ ˈpɒl iˌsoʊm /

noun Biology.

a complex of ribosomes strung along a single strand of messenger RNA that translates the genetic information coded in the messenger RNA during protein synthesis.

Origin of polysome

First recorded in 1960–65; poly- + (ribo)some
Also called polyribosome.
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British Dictionary definitions for polysome

polysome
/ (ˈpɒlɪˌsəʊm) /

noun

another name for polyribosome
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Medicine definitions for polysome

polysome
[ pŏlē-sōm′ ]

n.

polyribosome
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