Meaning of mesosome in English:

mesosome

Pronunciation /ˈmɛsə(ʊ)səʊm/

noun

  • 1Zoology
    = mesosoma .

  • 2Microbiology
    Any of the intracellular, often lamellar membranous structures (of unknown function, and possibly artefactual) found in many bacteria.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in Ecology. From meso- + -some, in sense 1 after mesosoma.