Origin of ribosomefrom ribose + -some
Illustration of a 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.
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
An example of a ribosome is one of the particles located outside of a cell that helps build proteins.
Origin of ribosomeribo(nucleic acid) -some 3
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ribosome - Medical Definition
- ri′bo·so′mal (-sō′məl)
- The ribosome is a complex molecular machine found within all living cells.
- The ribosome is the site of biological protein synthesis in cells.