Synaptosome definition

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Any of various sacs, composed of synaptic vesicles and mitochondria, that break away from axon terminals at a synapse after brain tissue has been homogenized under controlled conditions.
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A tiny sac of special cellular materials found at a synapse.
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Any of various sacs, composed of synaptic vesicles and mitochondria, that break away from axon terminals at a synapse after brain tissue has been homogenized under controlled conditions.
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A structure containing vesicles and mitochondria of a synapse that is obtained when brain tissue is homogenized.
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Noun

Singular:
synaptosome
Plural:
synaptosomes