liposome [lip′ə sōm΄, lī′pəsōm]
[ LIPO- + -SOME ]
a synthetic, microscopic globule consisting of layers of lipids encapsulating certain substances (as enzymes or drugs): used to introduce these substances into a cell or specified tissue

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  • liposome — [ lipozom ] n. m. • v. 1975; en angl. 1968; mot angl.; cf. lipo et some ♦ Petite vésicule artificielle formée de plusieurs feuillets phospholipidiques renfermant une solution aqueuse. Les liposomes peuvent véhiculer des substances actives vers… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • liposome — liposome. См. липосома. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • liposome —  Liposome  Липосома   Микроскопический сферический мембранный пузырек (диаметр около 2 мкм). Получается искусственно в лабораторных условиях путем добавления водного раствора к фосфолипидному гелю. Защитная оболочка этого пузырька напоминает… …   Толковый англо-русский словарь по нанотехнологии. - М.

  • Liposome — A liposome is a tiny bubble (vesicle), made out of the same material as a cell membrane. Liposomes can be filled with drugs, and used to deliver drugs for cancer and other diseases. Membranes are usually made of phospholipids, which are molecules …   Wikipedia

  • Liposome — Unter einem Liposom versteht man eine bestimmte, kugelförmige Anordnung von oberflächenaktiven Molekülen in einer Flüssigkeit. Üblicherweise finden Phospholipide wie Lecithin als oberflächenaktive Substanzen Verwendung. Liposome bilden sich aus,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Liposome — Schéma d un liposome formé par des phospholipides en solution aqueuse. Un liposome est une vésicule artificielle formée par des bicouches lipidiques concentriques, emprisonnant entre elles des compartiments aqueux. On en obtient à partir d une… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • liposome — 1. A spherical particle of lipid substance suspended in an aqueous medium within a tissue. 2. Any small, roughly spherical artificial vesicle consisting of a lipid bilayer enclosing some of the suspending medium. [lipo + G. som …   Medical dictionary

  • liposome — n. a microscopic spherical membrane enclosed vesicle or sac (20–30 nm in diameter) made artificially in the laboratory by the addition of an aqueous solution to a phospholipid gel. The membrane resembles a cell membrane and the whole vesicle is… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • liposome — A synthetic microscopic spherical structure consisting of a phospholipid bilayer membrane containing a user defined aqueous solution. Liposomes can be used to transport relatively toxic drugs into diseased cells, where they can exert their… …   Glossary of Biotechnology

  • liposome — noun Date: 1968 an artificial vesicle composed of one or more concentric phospholipid bilayers and used especially to deliver microscopic substances (as drugs or DNA) to body cells • liposomal adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary