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particle

 [pahr´tĭ-k'l]
an extremely small mass of material.
alpha p's see alpha particles.
beta p's see beta particles.
Dane particle an intact hepatitis B virion.
elementary particle any of the subatomic particles, including electrons, protons, neutrons, positrons, neutrinos, and muons.

el·e·men·ta·ry par·ti·cle

1. Synonym(s): platelet
2. one of the units occurring on the matrical surface of mitochondrial cristae; the head of the particle, which measures about 9 nm, attaches to the membrane of the crista by a stalk 5 nm long; the particle may be concerned with the electron transport system.

elementary particle

An obsolete term for:
(1) Platetlet; 
(2) A granular particle on the mitochondrial cristae, which is now thought to be related to the electron transport system.

el·e·men·ta·ry par·ti·cle

(el'ĕ-men'tăr-ē pahr'ti-kĕl)
1. Synonym(s): platelet.
2. One of the units occurring on the matrical surface of mitochondrial cristae; the particles may be concerned with the electron transport system.

el·e·men·ta·ry par·ti·cle

(el'ĕ-men'tar-ē pahr'ti-kĕl)
1. Synonym(s): platelet.
2. A unit on the matrical surface of mitochondrial cristae.
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