Definition of mesosome in English:

mesosome

noun

  • 1Zoology= mesosoma.

  • 2Microbiology. Any of the intracellular, often lamellar membranous structures (of unknown function, and possibly artefactual) found in many bacteria.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in Ecology. From meso- + -some, in sense 1 after earlier mesosoma.

Pronunciation

mesosome

/ˈmɛsə(ʊ)səʊm/