Definitions

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  • n. A membrane-bound organelle found in ciliates, trichomonads and fungi which produces molecular hydrogen and ATP.

Etymologies

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hydrogeno- + -some

Examples

  • Instead of mitochondria, these creatures appear to have a derived form of the organelle called a hydrogenosome, which had previously only been seen in single-celled organisms.

    Ars Technica

  • And near the loriciferans 'hydrogenosome-like bits lie rod-shaped structures that could be symbiotic organisms.

    U.S. News

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