cytosome


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cytosome

 [si´to-sōm]
the body of a cell apart from its nucleus.

cy·to·some

(sī'tō-sōm),
1. The cell body exclusive of the nucleus.
2. Distinctive granule found in great alveolar (type II) cells of the lung that releases pulmonary surfactant on the alveolar surfaces. Synonym(s): multilamellar body
[cyto- + G. sōma, body]

cytosome

/cy·to·some/ (-sōm) the body of a cell apart from its nucleus.

cytosome

[sī′təsōm]
a multilayered, membrane-bound, lamellar body found in type II pneumocytes. It is a precursor of pulmonary surfactant.

cytosome

(1) Cell cytoplasm. 
(2) Lamellar body, see there.

cy·to·some

(sī'tō-sōm)
1. The cell body exclusive of the nucleus.
2. One of the osmiophilic bodies that are 1 mcm or less in diameter, have concentric lamellae, and occur in the great alveolar cells of the lung.
Synonym(s): multilamellar body.
[cyto- + G. sōma, body]

cytosome

the body of a cell apart from its nucleus.