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Phagosomes

Membrane-bound cytoplasmic vesicles formed by invagination of phagocytized material. They fuse with lysosomes to form phagolysosomes in which the hydrolytic enzymes of the lysosome digest the phagocytized material.

Year introduced: 1986

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Tree Number(s): A11.284.430.214.190.875.190.700

MeSH Unique ID: D010588

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  • Phagosome
  • Phagolysosomes
  • Phagolysosome

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