minicell

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

mini- +‎ cell

Noun[edit]

minicell (plural minicells)

  1. (biology) An achromosomal cell resulting from aberrant cell division, containing RNA and protein but little or no chromosomal DNA.
    • 2009 June 29, Nicholas Wade, “New Cancer Treatment Shows Promise in Testing”, in New York Times[1]:
      Both Dr. Hoffman’s method and the minicells, in different ways, revisit these old observations.

References[edit]

  • Minicells on OpenWetWare: [2]