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Pronunciation: en'do-som

Definition: A more or less central body in the vesicular nucleus of certain Feulgen-negative (DNA-) protozoa (trypanosomes, parasitic amebae, and phytoflagellates), with the chromatin (DNA+) lying between the nuclear membrane and the endosome.

[endo- + G. soma, body]

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