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A microscopic artificial vesicle consisting of an aqueous core enclosed in phospholipid molecules, used to convey vaccines, drugs, or other substances to target tissues.
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(Biochemistry) a particle formed by lipids, consisting of a double layer similar to a natural biological membrane, enclosing an aqueous compartment
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lip•o•some(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.
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|Noun||1.||liposome - an artificially made microscopic vesicle into which nucleic acids can be packaged; used in molecular biology as a transducing vector|
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