microbody


Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Wikipedia.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
If the random variable is characterized by the parameter time t related to the loading rate, the physical meaning of the Weibull distribution is the probability of a microbody fracture when the loading time is t, and the damage variable D can be calculated using
(3, 20) The alga also has the smallest genome of all photosynthetic eukaryotes, and contains a minimal set of small membrane-bound compartments; for example, a microbody (peroxisome), a single endoplasmic reticulum, a single Golgi apparatus, and a few lysosomes (vacuoles).
APX is found in the different cellular compartments such as stroma and thylakoid, microbody including glyoxysomes and peroxisomes, cytosol and mitochondria.