heterophagy

noun

het·​er·​oph·​a·​gy ˌhet-ə-ˈräf-ə-jē How to pronounce heterophagy (audio)
plural heterophagies
: digestion in a fused vacuole and lysosome of material taken into a cell by phagocytosis or pinocytosis
heterophagic adjective

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“Heterophagy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/heterophagy. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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