Definition of kinetoplast in English:

kinetoplast

Line breaks: kin¦eto|plast
Pronunciation: /kɪˈniːtəʊplast
 
, -plɑːst, kʌɪ-/

noun

Biology
  • A mass of mitochondrial DNA lying close to the nucleus in some flagellate protozoa.
    More example sentences
    • It is important to see the nucleus and the rod-shaped kinetoplast, a mitochondrial structure containing extranuclear DNA, to diagnose leishmaniasis.
    • The mitochondrial DNA is condensed into a massive body called the kinetoplast.
    • Numerous histiocytes contained small oval organisms with bar-shaped paranuclear kinetoplasts, morphologically consistent with leishmanial parasites.

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