The definition of a ribosome is a tiny particle made up of nucleic acids and proteins that exist in large numbers in the gel-like substance in between every cell in the body.
Facts About Ribosome
- Ribosome gets its name from "ribonucleoprotein particles" and "microsomes" which are both particles inside the cell. Richard B. Roberts suggested "ribosome" in 1958.
- In 1955, George Palade, a cell biologist, along with Philip Siekevitz, discovered ribosomes and identified their function as making proteins.
- Ribosome refers to ribonucleoprotein particles in sizes ranging from 35 to 100S.
An example of a ribosome is one of the particles located outside of a cell that helps build proteins.
Origin of ribosome; from ribose + -some
Origin of ribosomeribo(nucleic acid) + –some3.