A specialized structure that participates in the removal of introns and resplicing of remaining exons of mRNA; in addition to the mRNA primary transcript, at least four small nuclear RNAs (snRNAs) and some proteins are involved. [splice + -some]

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spli·ce·o·some 'splī-sē-ə-.sōm n a ribonucleoprotein complex that is the site in the cell nucleus where introns are excised from precursor messenger RNA and exons are joined together to form functional messenger RNA
spli·ce·o·som·al .splī-sē-ə-'sō-məl adj

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splice·o·some (spliґso-sōm) [Middle Dutch splissen + -some] a large ribonucleoprotein complex, composed of various small nuclear ribonucleoproteins (snRNP) as well as other protein factors, that attaches to specific sites on pre-mRNA and catalyzes splicing out of their introns in the formation of mature mRNA.

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