Definition of Cytosome

1. Noun. (biology uncountable) The cytoplasm within a cell; the cell outside of the nucleus. ¹



2. Noun. (biology countable) A type of cellular organelle which is enclosed by a membrane. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cytosome

1. the part of a cell outside the nucleus [n -S]

Medical Definition of Cytosome

1. A specialised region of various protozoans in which phagocytosis is likely to occur. Often there is a clear concentration of microtubules or/and microfilaments in the region of the cytostome. In ciliates there may be a specialised arrangement of cilia around the cytostome. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cytosome

cytosine-UDP-glucuronosyltransferase
cytosine arabinoside
cytosine ribonucleoside
cytosines
cytosis
cytoskeletal
cytoskeletal proteins
cytoskeletally
cytoskeleton
cytoskeletons
cytosmear
cytosol
cytosol non-specific dipeptidase
cytosolic
cytosols
cytosome (current term)
cytosomes
cytospin
cytospins
cytostasis
cytostatic
cytostatically
cytostatics
cytostome
cytostomes
cytotactic
cytotactin
cytotaxis
cytotaxonomic
cytotaxonomies

Literary usage of Cytosome

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1. Biological Lectures, Delivered at the Marine Biological Laboratory of Wood's (1894)
"Surrounding the cytosome, there is a membrane known as the cell-membrane or ... It may exist as a thickened border of the cytosome or as a distinct membrane ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1916)
"The cell is stated to be composed of the " nucleus " and " cytoplasm " —a structure and a substance, instead of nucleus and cytosome—structural subdivisions ..."

3. International Medical and Surgical Surveyby American Institute of Medicine by American Institute of Medicine (1922)
"... not by the state of the cell surface primarily, but by the relation of the pigment, especially when in the form of droplets, to the cytosome as a whole. ..."

4. The Kansas University Science Bulletin by University of Kansas (1902)
"... the size of the definitive chromosomes of the metaphase, the nuclear membrane disappears and distinction between cytosome and nucleus is lost. ..."

5. Bacteriology for Nurses by Mary Alice Smeeton (1920)
"Occasionally there is a definite grooved opening or cytosome for the entrance of food. Pseudopodia may develop during one phase of existence, ..."

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