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cytosome

Pronunciation: si'to-som

Definition:

  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.

Synonym(s): multilamellar body

[cyto- + G. soma, body]

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