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phagosome

[fag-uh-sohm] /ˈfæg əˌsoʊm/
noun
1.
a vacuole within a phagocyte that contains bacteria or other ingested particles and that becomes fused with a lysosome.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; phago- + -some3
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phagosome in Medicine

phagosome phag·o·some (fāg'ə-sōm')
n.
A membrane-bound vesicle formed in a cell by an inward folding of the cell membrane to hold foreign matter taken into the cell by phagocytosis.

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