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[lip-uh-sohm, lahy-puh-] /ˈlɪp əˌsoʊm, ˈlaɪ pə-/

Cell Biology. a microscopic artificial sac composed of fatty substances and used in experimental research of the cell.
a particle formed by lipids, consisting of a double layer similar to a natural biological membrane, enclosing an aqueous compartment

liposome lip·o·some (lĭp’ə-sōm’, lī’pə-)
An artificial microscopic vesicle consisting of an aqueous core enclosed in one or more phospholipid layers, used to convey vaccines, drugs, enzymes, or other substances to target cells or organs.


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