cytolysosome

[ sī′tō-līsə-sōm′ ]

n.

An enlarged vacuole in the cellular cytoplasm containing mitochondria, ribosomes, and other organelles that fuses with cytoplasmic lysosomes and enzymatically digests their contents.

Nearby words

  1. cytologic smear,
  2. cytologist,
  3. cytology,
  4. cytolysin,
  5. cytolysis,
  6. cytomegalic,
  7. cytomegalic inclusion disease,
  8. cytomegalovirus,
  9. cytomegalovirus disease,
  10. cytomembrane


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