Definition of Microsomes

1. Noun. (plural of microsome) ¹



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Definition of Microsomes

1. microsome [n] - See also: microsome

Medical Definition of Microsomes

1. Artifactual vesicles formed from the endoplasmic reticulum when cells are disrupted. They are isolated by differential centrifugation and are composed of three structural features: rough vesicles, smooth vesicles, and ribosomes. Numerous enzyme activities are associated with the microsomal fraction. (glick, glossary of biochemistry and molecular biology, 1990; from rieger et al., glossary of genetics: classical and molecular, 5th ed) (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Microsomes

microsites
microsize
microsized
microskirt
microskirted
microskirts
microsleep
microsleeps
microslicer
microslicers
microsmatic
microsomal
microsomal antibody
microsomal fraction
microsome
microsomes (current term)
microsomia
microsommite
microspectrophotometry
microspectroscope
microspectroscopic
microspectroscopy
microsphere
microsphere method
microspheres
microspherical
microspherocytosis
microspherule
microspherules
microspherulites

Literary usage of Microsomes

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1. Botanical Microtechnique: A Hand-book of Methods for the Preparation by A[lbrecht] Zimmermann (1893)
"microsomes and Granula. 373- Under the term microsomes are usually included all those small and mostly globular bodies which are distinguishable by their ..."

2. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1900)
"In many cases the wall seems made up of microsomes, arranged so as to give in ... Interspersed among the microsomes much larger granules are found here and ..."

3. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"The in vitro metabolism of (14C)toluene by liver microsomes and liver slices from male ... Rat liver microsomes produced only benzyl alcohol from toluene. ..."

4. Assessing the Human Health Risks of Trichloroethylene: Key Scientific Issues by National Research Council (U.S.) (2006)
"Human liver microsomes also catalyzed S-(l,2-dichlorovinyl)-L-cysteine sulfoxidation (Krause et al. 2003). Sulfoxidation was not detected with human kidney ..."

5. The Cell in Development and Inheritance by Edmund Beecher Wilson (1897)
"It is certain that the microsomes are not merely nodes of the network, ... Van Beneden gave the first clear description of the microsomes in this regard in ..."

6. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1899)
"the larger granules, or microsomes, are lemon yellow. This circumstance makes possible an observation of great importance, namely, that all the elements of ..."

7. Collected Reprints, 1896-1915 by Frank Rattray Lillie (1896)
"tains as large a proportion of microsomes as does the cytoplasm, and these cannot be ... microsomes may occur separately or in conjunction with spherules; ..."

8. The Journal of Physiology by Physiological Society (Great Britain). (1896)
"Fresh specimen faintly stained with osmic-methylene blue. The microsomes are abundant, b. Specimen more deeply stained ; the underlying ..."

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