heterophagy

noun
het·​er·​oph·​a·​gy | \ ˌhet-ə-ˈräf-ə-jē How to pronounce heterophagy (audio) \
plural heterophagies

Medical Definition of heterophagy

: digestion in a fused vacuole and lysosome of material taken into a cell by phagocytosis or pinocytosis

Other Words from heterophagy

heterophagic \ -​rō-​ˈfā-​jik How to pronounce heterophagy (audio) \ adjective

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“Heterophagy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/heterophagy. Accessed 3 Oct. 2022.

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