ribosome

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From ribonucleic (acid) + Ancient Greek σῶμα (sôma, body).

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ribosome (plural ribosomes)

  1. (biology, cytology) Small organelles found in all cells; involved in the production of proteins by translating messenger RNA. [from 20th c.]

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ribosome m (plural ribosomes)

  1. ribosome