Definition of Sarcosome

1. Noun. A large mitochondrion in a striated muscle fiber.

Generic synonyms: Chondriosome, Mitochondrion
Derivative terms: Sarcosomal



Definition of Sarcosome

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Sarcosome

1. 1. Formerly, any granule in a muscle fibre. 2. Now, sometimes used synonymously with myomitochondrion. Origin: sarco-+ G. Soma, body (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sarcosome

sarcoptic mange
sarcoptid
sarcoptids
sarcorhamphi
sarcosepta
sarcoseptum
sarcoses
sarcosin
sarcosinaemia
sarcosine
sarcosine dehydrogenase
sarcosine oxidase
sarcosine reductase
sarcosis
sarcosomal
sarcosome (current term)
sarcosomes
sarcosporidian
sarcostosis
sarcostyle
sarcostyles
sarcotic
sarcotics
sarcotripsy
sarcotubules
sarcous
sarculation
sarculations
sard
sardachate

Literary usage of Sarcosome

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1. The Zoological Record ...: Being Records of Zoological Literature by Zoological Record Association (London, England), Zoological Society of London (1874)
"sarcosome scanty ; a narrow longitudinal ventral zone, without polypes. ... sarcosome plentiful ; spadix invested with polypes all round. 1. ..."

2. Histoire naturelle du corail: organisation by Henri de Lacaze-Duthiers (1864)
"... son sarcosome est fort peu épais, relativement à ce qu'il deviendra, et surtout parfaitement limité, n'ayant rien de commun avec aucun autre animal ..."

3. Report by British Association for the Advancement of Science (1888)
"... Antipathes larix, Ellis, but while Laura is buried beneath the tissues of the host, being completely covered, except in one minute spot by the sarcosome ..."

4. Traité de zoologie concrète by Yves Delage (1901)
"Cette portion basilaire se referme alors sur eux et reste saillante comme une petite papille à la surface du sarcosome : on l'appelle, ici aussi, ..."

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