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microsome

 [mi´kro-sōm]
any of the vesicular fragments of endoplasmic reticulum produced during disruption and centrifugation of cells. adj., adj microso´mal.

mi·cro·some

(mī'krō-sōm),
One of the small spheric vesicles derived from the endoplasmic reticulum after disruption of cells and ultracentrifugation.
[micro- + G. sōma, body]

microsome

Any of a heterogeneous group of variably sized and shaped, closed lipoprotein-rich vesicles, which are formed from ruptured endoplasmic reticulum and large polyribosomes when a cell is ultracentrifuged at 100,000 g for 60 minutes.

mi·cro·some

(mī'krō-sōm)
One of the small spheric vesicles derived from the endoplasmic reticulum after disruption of cells and ultracentrifugation.
[micro- + G. sōma, body]

microsome

see MICROSOMAL FRACTION.