mesosome


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mesosome

(ˈmɛsəˌsəʊm)
n
(Biology) any of various membranous structures found in some bacterial cells, now thought to be a result of techniques used in preparing cells for microscopy

mes•o•some

(ˈmɛz əˌsoʊm, ˈmɛs-, ˈmi zə-, -sə-)

n.
1. the anterior portion of the abdomen in arachnids.
2. a whorled structure in bacteria, extending inward from the cell membrane and containing respiratory enzymes.
[1955–60]
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MEGAGAME = MGGM + EAAE MESOSOME = MSSM + EOOE VETITIVE = VTTV + EIIE
K-feldspar is stable, muscovite is present only as a retrograde mineral, garnet is very rare, and cordierite occurs in both mesosome and leucosome.
Two types of migmatized gneisses and migmatites were distinguished in the Temelin area on the basis of abundance, geometric relationship, modal composition and microstructures of mesosome and leucosome.
(a) The letters concerned are the same Long I sinusitis cimicine Long O mesosome
(Although in some pterobranchs the mesosome completely surrounds the mouth, tentacles are not present between the mouth and the region in which the cephalic shield attaches.) This arrangement is fundamentally different from that of other suspension-feeding organisms such as entoprocts (in which both the mouth and anus are surrounded by tentacles) or some polychaetes (e.g., serpulids, in which several segments of the organism are devoted to the tentacular apparatus).