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Pronunciation: mi'to-som

Definition: A small mitochondrial organelle of Giardia, Entomoeba, and some microsporidia involved in Fe-S cluster assembly, an essential ATP-generating step in these organisms.

[mitochondrion + G. soma, body]

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