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    ribosome

    ribosome - Dictionary definition and meaning for word ribosome

    Definition
    (noun) an organelle in the cytoplasm of a living cell; they attach to mRNA and move down it one codon at a time and then stop until tRNA brings the required amino acid; when it reaches a stop codon it falls apart and releases the completed protein molecule for use by the cell
    Example Sentence
    • the ribosome is the site of protein synthesis
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