Definitions for ribosomeˈraɪ bəˌsoʊm
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a tiny, mitten-shaped organelle occurring in great numbers in the cell cytoplasm and functioning as the site of protein manufacture.
Category: Cell Biology
Origin of ribosome:
an organelle in the cytoplasm of a living cell; they attach to mRNA and move down it one codon at a time and then stop until tRNA brings the required amino acid; when it reaches a stop codon it falls apart and releases the completed protein molecule for use by the cell
"the ribosome is the site of protein synthesis"
Small organelles found in all cells; involved in the production of proteins by translating messenger RNA.