a tiny granule in the cytoplasm of a cell; it consists of ribosomes bound to fragments of the endoplasmic reticulum and mitochondria.
any of the vesicular fragments of endoplasmic reticulum formed after disruption of and centrifugation of cells.6
Irregular membranous structures in the cytoplasm containing various enzymes. In these structures some noncarcinogenic compounds are converted to carcinogens with the help of specific enzymes. These structures are also involved in the detoxification of drugs and other unwanted materials.