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heterophagy in Medicine

heterophagy het·er·oph·a·gy (hět'ə-rŏf'ə-jē)
n.
Digestion within a cell of a substance taken in by phagocytosis from the cell's environment.

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  • It is an “isophagy” which occurs in place of “heterophagy” (eating of others).

    Degeneracy Eugene S. Talbot

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