microbody

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microbody

[′mī·krə‚bäd·ē]
(cell and molecular biology)
Any of three distinct classes (peroxisomes, glyoxysomes, and microperoxisomes) of cytoplasmic organelles that are bounded by a single membrane and contain a variety of enzymes.
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These microbodies were previously interpreted to be the fossilised remains of those bacteria that once contributed to the decomposition and degradation of the carcasses.