sarcosome


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sar·co·some

(sar'kō-sōm),
1. Formerly, any granule in a muscle fiber.
2. Now, sometimes used synonymously with myomitochondrion.
[sarco- + G. soma, body]

sarcosome

(sär′kə-sōm′)
n.
A large specialized mitrochondrion found in striated muscle.

sar′co·so′mal adj.

sarcosome

(1) An obsolete term for a mitochondrion within muscle (myomitochondrion), a distinction of no structural or functional utility. 
(2) A nonspecific term for any organelle within a myocyte.

sarcosome

(săr′kō-sōm) [″ + soma, body]
Former term for mitochondria, particularly of muscle cells.
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