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Answer for the clue "A tiny granule in the cytoplasm", 9 letters:
microsome

Word definitions for microsome in dictionaries

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
microsome \microsome\ n. (Cell biology) a tiny granule in the cytoplasm of a cell; it consists of ribosomes bound to fragments of the endoplasmic reticulum and mitochondria.

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. A vesicle formed as an artifact of cell disruption

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. a tiny granule in the cytoplasm that is where protein synthesis takes place under the direction of mRNA

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
In cell biology , microsomes are vesicle-like artifacts re-formed from pieces of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) when eukaryotic cells are broken-up in the laboratory; microsomes are not present in healthy, living cells. Microsomes can be concentrated and...