- elementary body
- el·e·men·ta·ry body .el-ə-.ment-ə-rē-, -.men-trē- n an infectious particle of any of several microorganisms esp a chlamydial cell of an extracellular infectious form that attaches to receptors on the membrane of the host cell and is taken up by endocytosis compare RETICULATE BODY
* * *1. inclusion b. 2. the infectious extracellular form of the Chlamydiales, consisting of electron-dense nuclear material and a few ribosomes surrounded by a rigid trilaminar wall. Elementary bodies are taken up into cells where they reorganize into reticulate bodies (q.v.); following reproduction, organisms are released from the cell as elementary bodies.
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