Definition of liposome in English:



  • A minute spherical sac of phospholipid molecules enclosing a water droplet, especially as formed artificially to carry drugs or other substances into the tissues.

    ‘Their approach is to use carrier molecules called liposomes, which are small, spherical fatty membranes.’
    • ‘The virosome vaccine is composed of liposomes, water insoluble spheres encased in lipid layers.’
    • ‘As far as toxicity is concerned, liposomes have already been injected intravenously in clinical practice to carry a variety of drugs.’
    • ‘Interestingly, the shapes of these adsorbed liposomes do not appear spherical, but rather disk-shaped.’
    • ‘Photosensitive liposomes actively loaded with drugs might well find therapeutic applications.’
    bag, pouch, bladder, blister



/ˈlipəˌsōm/ /ˈlɪpəˌsoʊm/