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Noun: ribosome  'rI-bu,sowm
  1. A complex molecular machine found in the cytoplasm of living cells, where proteins are synthesised
    "the ribosome is the site of protein synthesis"; "ribosomes link amino acids together in the order specified by messenger RNA (mRNA) molecules"

Derived forms: ribosomes

Type of: cell organ, cell organelle, organelle

Encyclopedia: Ribosome