Definition of spheroplast in English:

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spheroplast

Pronunciation: /ˈsfi(ə)rəˌplast/ /ˈsfer-/

noun

Biology
A bacterium or plant cell bound by its plasma membrane, the cell wall being deficient or lacking and the whole having a spherical form.
Example sentences
  • Mitochondria were isolated after conversion of cells to spheroplasts.
  • Unlike some previous studies the use of this virus system avoids the requirements of generating spheroplasts from host cells before titering viral infectivity.
  • Channel current was obtained from inside-out patches from spheroplasts.
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