Domains of Life; Prokaryotic vs. Eukaryotic Cells

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Ribosomes are "macromolecular machines"? Could you elaborate on what that term means?

Ribosomes are considered macromolecular machines (not organelles) because they do have a specific function like an organelle has a specific function, but they are not membrane bound compartments like organelles. The function that ribosomes have was answered in the previous question on this board. 

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