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hydrogenosome

Pronunciation: hi-dro'jen'o-som

Definition: An ATP and hydrogen producing organelle in anaerobic eukaryocytes, including Trichomonas and Giardia, having a double membrane and thought by some to be a mitochondrial homologue.

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