residual body

noun

Medical Definition of residual body

1 : a cytoplasmic vacuole containing the leftover products of digestion after fusion with the contents of a lysosome
2 : any of the small cytoplasmic masses that are shed from the developing sperms in spermiogenesis and that lack a nucleus but contain lipids, ribosomes, mitochondria, and cytoplasmic membranes

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“Residual body.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/residual%20body. Accessed 16 Jan. 2022.

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