[ sī′tō-lī′sə-sōm′ ]
An enlarged vacuole in the cellular cytoplasm containing mitochondria, ribosomes, and other organelles that fuses with cytoplasmic lysosomes and enzymatically digests their contents.
- cytologic smear,
- cytomegalic inclusion disease,
- cytomegalovirus disease,
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