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liposome

Pronunciation: lip'o-som

Definition:

  1. A spheric particle of lipid substance suspended in an aqueous medium within a tissue.
  2. Any small, roughly spheric artificial vesicle consisting of a lipid bilayer enclosing some of the suspending medium.

[lipo- + G. soma, body]

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