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Medical Term:

ribosome

Pronunciation: ri'bo-som

Definition: A granule of ribonucleoprotein, 120–200 ? in diameter, that is the site of protein synthesis from aminoacyl-tRNAs as directed by mRNAs.

Synonym(s): Palade granule

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