Definition of Microsome

1. Noun. A tiny granule in the cytoplasm that is where protein synthesis takes place under the direction of mRNA.

Group relationships: Cytol, Cytoplasm
Generic synonyms: Granule
Derivative terms: Microsomal



Definition of Microsome

1. Noun. A vesicle formed as an artifact of cell disruption ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Microsome

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Microsome

1. Heterogenous set of membrane-bound vesicles 20-200 nm in diameter formed from the endoplasmic reticulum when cells are disrupted or fragmented. Origin: Gr. Soma = body (14 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Microsome

microsite
microsites
microsize
microsized
microskirt
microskirted
microskirts
microsleep
microsleeps
microslicer
microslicers
microsmatic
microsomal
microsomal antibody
microsomal fraction
microsome (current term)
microsomes
microsomia
microsommite
microspectrophotometry
microspectroscope
microspectroscopic
microspectroscopy
microsphere
microsphere method
microspheres
microspherical
microspherocytosis
microspherule
microspherules

Literary usage of Microsome

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1. Acute and Genetic Toxicity of Municipal Landfill Leachate by K. W. Brown, G. E. Schrab, K. C. Donnelly (1998)
"BIOASSAYS Salmonella/microsome Assay The Salmonella/microsome assay as developed by Ames et al. (1975) and modified by MarĂ³n and Ames (1983) was used to ..."

2. Biological Bulletin by Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.) (1914)
"Such an observation of the dividing microsome, together with its ... 13) again reveal the expected count of 21 chromosomes of which one is the microsome. ..."

3. Biological Lectures Delivered at the Marine Biological Laboratory of Wood's (1895)
"It is not difficult to observe, in sections of certain cells, that whenever three or more cytoplasmic fibrils meet at a common point, we find a microsome at ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1897)
"... together with the author's observations on the ovarian ovum of an as- cidian, was presented, and the bearing of the microsome question on the problem of ..."

5. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"The assays were sister chromatid exchanges (SCE) and chromosomal aberrations in peripheral blood lymphocytes, and the Salmonella/mammalian microsome assay ..."

6. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences by California Academy of Sciences (1900)
"... we cannot help but conclude that the centrosome is something other than a larger microsome situated at the junction of the rays of the attraction ..."

7. The Anatomy of the human skeleton by Henry Morris, John Ernest Frazer (1914)
"... with [ the centrosome microsome Nuclear fluid Interfibrillar substance Fibrillar substance microsome ..."

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