A cytoplasmic organelle, bounded by a single membrane and containing oxidative enzymes. Microbodies include peroxisomes and glyoxysomes.

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mi·cro·body 'mī-krō-.bäd-ē n, pl -bod·ies PEROXISOME

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mi·cro·body (miґkro-bod″e) any of a group of related ovoid or spherical, granular, membrane-bound organelles containing oxidative enzymes and other substances, assembled from proteins synthesized in the cytoplasm on free ribosomes. Types include peroxisomes (found in animals and some plants), glycosomes (protozoa), and glyoxysomes (plants and microorganisms).

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