Kinetoplast definition

kə-nĕtə-plăst, -nētə-, kī-
A loop of DNA located in a large mitochondrion that lies near the base of the flagellum in certain protozoans.
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A cytoplasmic structure lying at the base of the flagellum in many flagellated protists.
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A loop of DNA located in a large mitochondrion that lies near the base of the flagellum in certain protozoans.
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(microbiology) A disk-shaped mass of circular DNA inside a large mitochondrion, found specifically in protozoa of the class Kinetoplastea - (kinetoplastids)
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Noun

Singular:
kinetoplast
Plural:
kinetoplasts