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microbody

 [mi´kro-bod″e]
any of the cytoplasmic particles found in kidney and liver cells and in certain other cells, surrounded by a limiting membrane, and containing dense crystalline-like inclusions and oxidases.

mi·cro·bod·y

(mī'krō-bod'ē),
A cytoplasmic organelle, bounded by a single membrane and containing oxidative enzymes. Microbodies include peroxisomes and glyoxysomes.

microbody

/mi·cro·body/ (mi´kro-bod″e)
1. any of the membrane-bound, ovoid or spherical, granular cytoplasmic particles containing enzymes and other substances, which originate in the endoplasmic reticulum of vertebrate liver and kidney cells and other cells, and in protozoa, yeast, and many cell types of higher plants.
2. peroxisome (1).

microbody

[mī′krōbod′ē]
any of the round membrane-bound granular cytoplasmic particles containing enzymes and other substances, originating in the endoplasmic reticulum of vertebrate liver and kidney cells and other cells and in protozoa, yeast, and many cell types of higher plants. An important type in vertebrates is the peroxisome.

microbody

Any usually rounded, (single-)membrane-bound cytoplasmic organelle that contains oxidative enzymes and digests cellular debris.

Examples
Glycosomes, peroxisomes.

pe·rox·i·some

(pĕr-ok'si-sōm)
A membrane-bound organelle occurring in nearly all eukaryotic cells that often contains oxidative enzymes relating to the formation and degradation of H2O2.
Synonym(s): microbody.
[peroxide + G. sōma, body]

microbody

any of the cytoplasmic particles found in kidney and liver cells and in certain other cells, surrounded by a limiting membrane, and containing dense crystalline-like inclusions and oxidases.
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