Definition of Polysomes

1. Noun. (plural of polysome) ¹



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Definition of Polysomes

1. polysome [n] - See also: polysome

Medical Definition of Polysomes

1. A multiribosomal structure representing a linear array of ribosomes held together by messenger RNA (RNA, messenger). They represent the active complexes in cellular protein synthesis and are able to incorporate amino acids into polypeptides both in vivo and in vitro. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Polysomes

polysilicates
polysilicic
polysilicic acid
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Literary usage of Polysomes

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"... to isolate viruses, bacteria, mitochondria, polysomes, ribosomes, ribo- somal subunits, macroglobulins, micro- somes, and other sub-cellular particles. ..."

2. Mammalian Models for Research on Aging by Bennett J. Cohen, Institute Of Laboratory Animal Resources, National Research Council Staff (1981)
"... numbers of dilated, rough endoplasmic reticulum, vacuoles, and mitochondria and smaller than normal amounts of crystalline substance and polysomes. ..."

3. Air Quality Criteria for Oxides of Nitrogenby Dennis J. Kotchmar by Dennis J. Kotchmar (1996)
"Ribosomes: Discrete units of RNA and protein that are instrumental in the synthesis of proteins in a cell. Aggregates are called polysomes. ..."

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