Artefactual spherical particle, not present in the living cell, derived from pieces of the endoplasmic reticulum present in homogenates of tissues or cells: microsomes @[email protected] from such homogenates when centrifuged at \(10^{6}\ \text{g}\) and higher: the microsomal fraction obtained in this way is often used as a source of mono-oxygenase @[email protected]
PAC, 1993, 65, 2003. (Glossary for chemists of terms used in toxicology (IUPAC Recommendations 1993)) on page 2070 [Terms] [Paper]