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1. Ribosomes
Small cellular components composed of specialized ribosomal RNA and protein ; site of protein synthesis. Found in three places in eukaryotic cells: * free in the cytoplasm , * attached to the endoplasmic reticulum , * and in mitochondria . See ribonucleic acid (RNA) .

2. Ribosomes
Small organelles made of rRNA and protein in the cytoplasm of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells; aid in the production of proteins on the rough endoplasmic reticulum and ribosome complexes. The site of protein synthesis. The ribosome is composed of two subunits that attach to the mRNA at the beginning of protein synthesis and detach when the polypeptide has been translated.

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