Membrane-bound vesicular organelle (40-70nm diameter) found in many fungi. Contains chitin sythetase that produces chitin microfibrils that are released and incorporated into the cell wall.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • χιτόσωμα — το, Ν (βιοχ.) είδος κυστιδικού σωματιδίου το οποίο περιέχει το ένζυμο συνθάση τής χιτίνης. [ΕΤΥΜΟΛ. Αντιδάνεια λ., πρβλ. αγγλ. chitosome] …   Dictionary of Greek

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