Definition of liposome in English:


Syllabification: lip·o·some
Pronunciation: /ˈlipəˌsōm, ˈlī-


  • A minute spherical sac of phospholipid molecules enclosing a water droplet, especially as formed artificially to carry drugs or other substances into the tissues.
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    • Their approach is to use carrier molecules called liposomes, which are small, spherical fatty membranes.
    • The virosome vaccine is composed of liposomes, water insoluble spheres encased in lipid layers.
    • As far as toxicity is concerned, liposomes have already been injected intravenously in clinical practice to carry a variety of drugs.

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