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- a small, spherical body within the cytoplasm of the cell in which protein synthesis takes place.
- a ribonucleoprotein particle found in the cytoplasm on which protein synthesis takes place
Source: Jenkins, John B. 1990. Human Genetics, 2nd Edition. New York: Harper & Row
- Cellular organelle that is the site of protein synthesis during translation.
- A ribosome is a cellular particle made of RNA and protein that serves as the site for protein synthesis in the cell. The ribosome reads the sequence of the messenger RNA (mRNA) and, using the genetic code, translates the sequence of RNA bases into a sequence of amino acids.
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