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 (lĭp′ə-sōm′, lī′pə-)
A microscopic artificial vesicle consisting of an aqueous core enclosed in phospholipid molecules, used to convey vaccines, drugs, or other substances to target tissues.

lip′o·so′mal adj.


(Biochemistry) a particle formed by lipids, consisting of a double layer similar to a natural biological membrane, enclosing an aqueous compartment


(ˈlɪp əˌsoʊm, ˈlaɪ pə-)

an artificial vesicle composed of a phospholipid outer layer and an inner core of a drug or other matter to be transported into a cell.
lip`o•so′mal, adj.
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Noun1.liposome - an artificially made microscopic vesicle into which nucleic acids can be packaged; used in molecular biology as a transducing vector
vesicle, cyst - a small anatomically normal sac or bladderlike structure (especially one containing fluid)
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Cosmetochem International AG debuted Liposome Herbasec, a novel range of standardized botanical extracts in liposomal-based powder form.
An anionic liposome was used recently for the encapsulation of condensed plasmid DNA.
Researchers can affix antibodies on the outside of liposome membranes.
Because the shell of the liposome consists of chemically reactive elements, various surface tags can be attached, including antibodies, antigens, oligonucleotide probes, and cell receptors.
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