cytosome
A specialized region of various protozoans in which phagocytosis is likely to occur. Often there is a clear concentration of microtubules or/and microfilaments in the region of the cytostome. In ciliates there may be a specialized arrangement of cilia around the cytostome.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • cytosome — n. [Gr. kytos, container; soma, body] A non specific name for membrane bound polymorphous bodies in the cell cytosol …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • cytosome — /suy teuh sohm /, n. Biol. the cytoplasmic part of a cell. [CYTO + SOME3] * * * …   Universalium

  • cytosome — noun a) The cytoplasm within a cell; the cell outside of the nucleus. b) A type of cellular organelle which is enclosed by a membrane. Syn: cytoplasm, multilamellar body See Also: cytosegresome …   Wiktionary

  • cytosome — 1. The cell body exclusive of the nucleus. 2. Distinctive granule found in great alveolar (type II) cells of the lung that releases pulmonary surfactant on the alveolar surfaces. SYN: multilamellar body. [cyto + G. soma, body] …   Medical dictionary

  • cytosome — n. protoplasmic matter of a cell (Biology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cytosome — cy·to·some …   English syllables

  • cytosome — n. the part of a cell that is outside the nucleus …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • cytosome — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌsōm noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary cyt + some; originally formed as German zytosom : the cytoplasmic portion of the cell distinguished from nucleus * * * /suy teuh sohm /, n. Biol. the cytoplasmic part of a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Цитосома (Cytosome) — структура клетки, расположенная вне ее ядра. Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

  • ЦИТОСОМА — (cytosome) структура клетки, расположенная вне ее ядра …   Толковый словарь по медицине

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