phagolysosome

noun

phago·​ly·​so·​some ˌfag-ə-ˈlī-sə-sōm How to pronounce phagolysosome (audio)
: a digestive vesicle formed within a cell by the fusion of a phagosome containing ingested material and a lysosome containing hydrolytic enzymes
phagolysosomal adjective

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“Phagolysosome.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/phagolysosome. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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