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elementary particle


Definition: one of the units occurring on the matrical surface of mitochondrial cristae; the head of the particle, which measures about 9 nm, attaches to the membrane of the crista by a stalk 5 nm long; the particle may be concerned with the electron transport system.

Synonym(s): platelet

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