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keratinosome

Pronunciation: ke-rat'i-no-som'

Definition: A membrane-bound granule, 100–500 nm in diameter, located in the upper layers of the stratum spinosum of certain stratified squamous epithelia.

Synonym(s): lamellar granule, membrane-coating granule, Odland body

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