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noun as in sac

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They’ve done this by creating gas vesicles that, when you ping them with ultrasound, audibly pop—just like those in microbes going for a dive.

What makes gas vesicles especially exciting is that, when you ping them with sound waves—in particular, ultrasound, which is too high-pitched for human ears to hear—they ring back with a signal.

For several years now, Shapiro’s group has been inserting the DNA for gas vesicles into cells and fine-tuning them.

When you’re ready to return to the depths, just pop a few gas vesicles like balloons, and you’ll sink back down.

Thanks to that ability, the gene responsible for allowing microbes to create gas vesicles is what researchers call a reporter gene.

Now, this vesicle is invariably tinged with a different hue from the rest of the being.

Do we not witness in the newly formed vaccine vesicle, an increase of the specific force and principle?

The interest in the terminal vesicle lies in the possibility of its being some rudimentary structure.

It begins to do so close to the terminal vesicle, which, however, still remains as or more conspicuous than it was before.

The result of segmentation is a vesicle whose wall is formed of a single layer of cells.


On this page you'll find 14 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to vesicle, such as: bladder, blister, cavity, cell, cyst, and utricle.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.